Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture Therapy

Medical Acupuncture is a technique that encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning by inserting sterile needles into very precise acupuncture points throughout the body. It may also entail enhancing the treatment by applying heat or electrical stimulation to those specific acupuncture points.

What Is the Process of Acupuncture ?

According to the traditional Chinese explanation, energy channels run in regular patterns through the body and across its surface. These energy channels, known as meridians, flow through the body like rivers and our overall well-being is dependent on a balanced and smooth flow of energy through these meridians. An impediment to the flow of these energy rivers is analogous to a dam that backs up. Deficiencies, blockages, or imbalances in energy, blood, or nervous impulses can eventually result in a decrease in well-being or a variety of illnesses.

What is the Goal of Acupuncture ?

Acupuncture's goal is to treat the whole person, restoring balance in the individual's physical, mental and spiritual aspects. The meridians can be influenced by "needling" the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the dams and restore regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can help to correct imbalances and improve energy production and circulation through the meridians.
Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system, causing chemicals to be released in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals either alter the perception of pain or cause the release of other chemicals and hormones that influence the body's own internal regulating system.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat ?

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Digestive disorders such as intestinal gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation and diarrhoea
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Women’s health (menstrual issues, urinary tract issues, etc.)
  • Fertility
  • Weight loss
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections.
  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.

How safe is Acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is an all-natural, drug-free external therapy. Acupuncture needles pose little risk of infection because they are completely sterile and disposable. Acupuncture-related complications have been reported infrequently.

At Nolan Hill Gates Physiotherapy, we encourage you to speak with us directly if you have any questions or concerns. We are delighted to respond to ALL of them!