ACUPUNCTURE Treatment

Acupuncture entails the insertion of sterile, single-use and disposable needles into acupuncture specific points mapped throughout the body along channels. Coincidentally, these channels run along anatomical planes of muscles, connective tissues and nerves in which our patients tend to seek treatment for. 


The purpose of acupuncture is to engage the body’s natural defense, healing and survival mechanisms to encourage synergistic function between all parts of the body, to promote homeostasis and to treat and prevent injury or illness.

Acupuncture has roots that trace back 4000 to 5000 years. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine still in practice today and for good reason! Over the course of it’s rich history, acupuncture has clinically shown to be effective against a multitude of conditions and excellent as a preventative measure.

"You have to get your body checked on, try to get your body aligned back together…I like doing things that I can physically see have an impact in my body…You're gonna feel the tension release.”

Acupuncture TREATMENT METHODS

In recent years athletes from all levels of performance, from high school prospects to top performing professionals, have begun to rely on acupuncture and other Eastern medicine modalities to gain an edge, recover from strenuous workouts and mend sports related injuries.

Acupuncture is at the forefront of these modalities and thus is the biggest factor in athletic performance treatments. Useful in both recovery and maintenance, acupuncture’s holistic approach directs athletes’ musculoskeletal and nervous systems towards recovery using the body’s innate abilities. This gives those suffering from sports injuries an alternative option, one without negative side effects that are counterintuitive to athletic performance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Finding a treatment for pain can be a difficult and confusing world to navigate, especially when there are several fads and gimmicky gadgets out there that have false claims. Acupuncture has been clinically proven to be a drug free, noninvasive and an intrinsic way to approach pain management.

Acupuncture treats pain by stimulating the release of endorphins and natural analgesics within the body which interrupt pain signals and reduce inflammation, guiding the body to homeostasis. Effective for both chronic and acute pain alike, acupuncture is incorporated into all pain management treatments.

Acupuncture does not only effectively treat the body, but the mind as well. It is an essential supplement to the treatment of mental health. The endorphins released during acupuncture reduce stress and promote relaxation. Acupuncture also helps transition your nervous system from a sympathetic state (fight or flight) to a parasympathetic state (rest and digest), calming the mind and improving one’s quality of sleep. Just as stress is the culmination of pressure and anxiety over time, stress management must be the combination of relaxation and restoration over time, which is exactly what acupuncture offers.

Acupuncture stimulates the immune system and reduces inflammatory markers that cause symptoms of allergies. This may hopefully impact your reliance on pharmacological therapies such as nasal sprays, steroids and mast cell stabilizers.

ALTERNATIVE Acupuncture METHODS