Acupuncture2021-05-25T09:45:27-04:00

Acupuncture

Restore the flow of energy blocked by injury and restore balance to the body.

Acupuncture at Burlington Sports Therapy is provided by our Registered Massage Therapist and our Registered Physiotherapist.

You will find some general information about Acupuncture below. If you have any questions about Acupuncture or your condition, please do not hesitate to contact us at our Burlington office 905-220-7858.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Acupuncture is one of the oldest methods of treating acute and chronic pain. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries. The theory is that energy flows through the body, and that the energy flow can be blocked by injury, trauma or disease. Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles along the channels, which helps to restore the flow of energy, helping maintain a healthy body, and restoring balance to the body.
Regulated health professionals in Ontario, such as Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists, are required to attend an accredited institution that is recognized by their college. Courses include: anatomy, pathology, physiology, acupuncture theory and technique, the acupuncture channels, and safety. Acupuncturists must pass a written and practical exam.
The World Health Organization has a long list of conditions that may respond well to acupuncture treatments, including: muscle strains and spasm, arthritis, headaches and migraines, joint injuries, low back pain, sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, whiplash, tennis elbow, and repetitive strain injuries.

Most insurance companies require a doctor’s note before they will reimburse you for your treatment.

Acupuncture works well with and complements other forms of therapy, such as Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy. It is a drug-free, safe, and relaxing form of treatment.

If you live in the Oakville, Burlington or Hamilton area and would like more information about Acupuncture, or make an appointment, please call 905-220-7858, or e-mail info@burlingtonsportstherapy.com

No, acupuncture should not hurt. Occasionally you might feel a dull ache when the needle initially goes in but that sensation usually wears off in a few seconds. The needles are very thin, so they typically are well tolerated. There should be no pain afterwards.

Yes, it is safe. The needles are disposable, one-time-use to decrease the risk of infection. The patient’s skin is also cleaned before the needles are inserted.

Some people feel the effects immediately; others take 3-4 sessions before noticing improvement. Everyone is different.

Immediately your practitioner should notice a red area of skin around the needle. This means your blood vessels are dilating and increasing blood flow to the sore area. Ultimately it will be the patient who notices any functional improvements post-treatment. These improvements can be decreased pain, better sleep quality/ overall mood and less muscle tone.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine traditionally used by TCM to treat energy centres (Meridians) in the body and in a clinical setting to treat certain conditions via the neurovascular system. Studies have shown it can be effective to reduce chronic pain, arthritis, headaches, certain digestive issues and increase overall mood.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest methods of treating acute and chronic pain. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries. The theory is that energy flows through the body, and that the energy flow can be blocked by injury, trauma or disease. Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles along the channels, which helps to restore the flow of energy, helping maintain a healthy body, and restoring balance to the body.
Regulated health professionals in Ontario, such as Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists, are required to attend an accredited institution that is recognized by their college. Courses include: anatomy, pathology, physiology, acupuncture theory and technique, the acupuncture channels, and safety. Acupuncturists must pass a written and practical exam.
The World Health Organization has a long list of conditions that may respond well to acupuncture treatments, including: muscle strains and spasm, arthritis, headaches and migraines, joint injuries, low back pain, sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, whiplash, tennis elbow, and repetitive strain injuries.
Most insurance companies require a doctor’s note before they will reimburse you for your treatment.

Acupuncture works well with and complements other forms of therapy, such as Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy. It is a drug-free, safe, and relaxing form of treatment.

If you live in the Oakville, Burlington or Hamilton area and would like more information about Acupuncture, or make an appointment, please call 905-220-7858, or e-mail info@burlingtonsportstherapy.com

No, acupuncture should not hurt. Occasionally you might feel a dull ache when the needle initially goes in but that sensation usually wears off in a few seconds. The needles are very thin, so they typically are well tolerated. There should be no pain afterwards.

Yes, it is safe. The needles are disposable, one-time-use to decrease the risk of infection. The patient’s skin is also cleaned before the needles are inserted.

Some people feel the effects immediately; others take 3-4 sessions before noticing improvement. Everyone is different.

Immediately your practitioner should notice a red area of skin around the needle. This means your blood vessels are dilating and increasing blood flow to the sore area. Ultimately it will be the patient who notices any functional improvements post-treatment. These improvements can be decreased pain, better sleep quality/ overall mood and less muscle tone.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine traditionally used by TCM to treat energy centres (Meridians) in the body and in a clinical setting to treat certain conditions via the neurovascular system. Studies have shown it can be effective to reduce chronic pain, arthritis, headaches, certain digestive issues and increase overall mood.

If you are in the Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and surrounding areas and are in need of Acupuncture, contact Burlington Sports Therapy today.

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