Therapeutic effects include:
- Pain relief
- Increased energy
- Improved mood
- Improved body function
What Is Acupuncture Used For?
The most common conditions currently being treated by Acupuncture in Curezone physiotherapy clinic in Mississauga location are:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Osteoarthritis like Cervical Spondylosis
- Chronic pain usually in the neck, back, knees, and head
- Menstrual cramps
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ear
- Nausea, Vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome
- Headaches of all kinds (including migraine)
- Morning sickness
- Sprains, muscle spasms and many more
What to Expect On your first session Of Acupuncture Treatment?
After the initial acupuncture consultation and assessment, the physiotherapist explains the risk and side effects with a written informed consent. The needles are placed in very specific locations. Upon insertion, one may feel a momentary sharp or stinging sensation; however, many report they don’t even feel the majority of the insertions. It is common to experience a deep ache for a short time in some of the points. The needles are usually left in place for 15 to 20 minutes and then removed. Following an acupuncture treatment, practitioners will usually reassess the client.
Acupuncture is frequently used in conjunction with “cupping,” a technique designed to increase blood flow to a particular area of concern by using vacuum cups to create suction and promote blood flow to the surface of the skin. Cupping is a also one of the method used by our Therapists at Curezone Physiotherapy Heartland, Mississauga to stimulate the acupuncture points. The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain. Cupping may cause temporary bruising and soreness, depending upon the degree of suction created by the vacuum and the level of internal stagnation.
Cupping is often used for back pain, sprains, soft tissue injuries and etc. Acupuncture can be used effectively with other therapies including various forms of massage, chiropractic, osteopathic manipulation, as well as different movement therapies such as Tai chi and Qigong.
How many treatments will I need after the assessment?
The frequency and the number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for 2 to three weeks may be recommended. For acute problems, usually 3 to 4 sessions may be required. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.
Are There Any Side Effects of Acupuncture?
Common side effects include soreness and minor bleeding or bruising skin rashes, allergic reactions, pain, nausea, dizziness, fainting, or infections where the needles were inserted. Single-use, disposable needles are now the practice standard, so the risk of infection is minimal. Not everyone is a good candidate for acupuncture. You may be at risk of complications if you:
- Have a bleeding disorder.Your chances of bleeding or bruising from the needles increase if you have a bleeding disorder or if you’re taking blood thinners.
- Have a pacemaker.Acupuncture that involves applying mild electrical pulses to the needles can interfere with a pacemaker’s operation.
- Or if you are pregnant