Our Stouffville Acupuncture practitioners will help you understand what acupuncture is all about. Acupuncture is a form of therapy that involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No medication is used. The needles themselves create the beneficial effect. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, relieve pain and improve function of an affected area. It is a safe, effective and proven therapy.
At the Stouffville Health and Wellness Centre acupuncture is used in the treatment of muscle, joint and nerve related conditions. Research has proven it to be highly effective for such conditions and is endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Acupuncture needles are solid, thin and flexible. Only disposable needles are used by our Stouffville acupuncture practitioners. When inserted the needles slide smoothly through tissues. The process is very comfortable. Patients often report not feeling any sensation, or comparing the insertion process to being bitten by a mosquito.
Upon insertion the needles stimulate the immune system. Blood flow to the area increases, immune system activity is increased and healing is enhanced. There is also an effect on the nervous system, reducing pain and improving function. Once the needles are inserted patients are able to lie in a relaxed state. Needles remain in for 15-30 minutes.
If you are looking for a Stouffville Acupuncture professional, Stouffville Health and Wellness Centre provides the services you are looking for.