Are you looking for a practitioner who is doing Acupuncture in Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto?
Do you any of the following questions?
- Is Acupuncture Legit?
- Is Acupuncture safe?
- What Acupuncture is useful for?
- How Acupuncture works?
- How much does Acupuncture cost?
- What Acupuncture can treat?
- What are the benefits of Acupuncture?
- How to Acupuncture when Pregnant.
- Acupuncture near me
With the help of this article, I am answering some of the most common questions regarding Acupuncture that people have?
Science behind Acupuncture
As per traditional chinese medicine, there is constant flow of energy in the body which is vital energy called “Qi” which travels through 14 meridians or channels.
Whenever there is any disruption in the flow of energy along those channels, it manifests in hte form of symptoms with different diseases.
So with the knowledge of the meridians and its role and with the thorough knowledge of Acupuncture points, the health practitioner can insert needles at specific points to release the blockage and restore the flow of Qi or vital energy.
What conditions are treated by Acupuncture in Brampton?
I have discussed about the conditions that World Health Organization(WHO) recommends to be treated by Acupuncture and out of that list which I treat with the help of Acupuncture below.
- Acupuncture for back pain and sciatica
- Motor Vehicle accident related injuries
- Sports injuries
- Stroke (Paralysis, hemiplegia, Bell’s palsy, Facial Palsy)
- Neurological problems like stroke, Parkinson
- Acupuncture for weightloss
- Acupuncture for Anxiety
- Acupuncture for migraines
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Orthopedic problems of Shoulder- Frozen Shoulder
- Elbow problems like Tennis elbow(lateral epicondylitis), Golfers elbow(Medial Epicondylitis)
- Acupuncture for plantar fasciitis and foot pain
- Excessive tiredness and lethargy
- Diabetes related health problems
- Acupuncture for vertigo
What are the benefits of
If any kind of body pain like joint pain( Knee Pain, shoulder pain etc.) is the main complaint or having back pain or neck pain then Acupuncture can be of use in treating pain symptoms.
Acupuncture is very beneficial for many kinds of pain complaints- some may respond better than others.
Usually, success rates with acupuncture in Brampton is very high with almost 90% of the people feel better with the acupuncture treatment.
Some of the other Acupuncture benefits are as follows:
- Stress relief
- Muscle relaxation
- Quit smoking( I don’t practice this technique)
- Cosmetic Acupuncture( I don’t practice it)
- And many more
Acupuncture Treatment procedure
Once a thorough physiotherapy assessment or Acupuncture assessment is done, then the treatment start.
The usual acupuncture treatment session with me last for 45-60 min including assessment.
Here, depending on the symptoms 10-30 Acupuncture needles are inserted on different Acupuncture points on corresponding meridians and left there for 20-30 minutes.
Depending on the severity of symptoms number of needles and length of time needles remain inside the body varies.
After that, the needles are removed from the body and then home physiotherapy exercises are performed.
Different types of
Are you worried about needles? What if it is not right for you but still you want to try different version of Acupuncture.
There are few different ways Acupuncture treatment can be applied which includes:
- Cupping therapy
- Laser Acupuncture
- Electro Acupuncture
How many Acupuncture sessions needed?
Once again the severity of the condition and symptoms determines the total number of Acupuncture treatment sessions.
For acute health problems, only a few treatments will be required whereas for complex or prolonged conditions, more treatments may be needed.
Although many patients feel better after the first session only, in some cases many Acupuncture therapy sessions may be needed before any improvement is noticed.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
Pain is a subjective feeling and something that can be painful to me will not be painful to you and vice versa.
However, since the needles used for Acupuncture are usually solid and extremely fine- much thinner than those used for injections and blood drawing, it is not painful at all.
When needles reach Acupoints, there is tingling or numbing sensation rather than pain. Some people also mention that there is a sensation of warmth at acupoints site.
Is Acupuncture safe?
How about infection risk?
Usually, Acupuncture is safe as long as it is performed by a qualified practitioner who knows what he/she is doing.
Unfortunately, many unregulated and unskilled people also can apply Acupuncture and can cause following harm or adverse side effects of Acupuncture:
- Spinal Cord Trauma
- Organ Puncture
- Blood vessel Puncture
- Broken Needles
It is always advisable to check the credential of the health practitioner who is going to perform Acupuncture in Brampton, Mississauga, toronto or for that matter anywhere.
There is no chance of infection risk when you get treatment with me your Brampton Physiotherapist because I use only sterile needles for Acupuncture treatments.
They are disposable needles which are used for one treatment session and then safely discarded.
Is Acupuncture legit or really work?
Yes. In the past 2500 years, more people have been successfully treated with ACU than with all other health modalities.
What is Cost of Acupuncture treatment?
As a physiotherapist who is authorized to perform Acupuncture by the college of Physiotherapist of Ontario, I can provide Acupuncture treatment to you and can bill directly to your extended health insurance plan.
So if you have any difficulty with above mentioned problems and looking for Acupuncture in Brampton or Mississauga or Toronto, You can contact me to schedule an appointment.
Although I cannot guarantee the successful outcome I assure you that I will try my level best to help you with your health problem.