Acupuncture Pain Treatment
Types of pain treated by acupuncture near me.
- Headaches and Migraines
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Osteoarthritis Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Fibromyalgia Pain
Acupuncture pain treatment is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has been adapted by western medicine to treat muscle and joint conditions. Our Oakville acupuncture pain treatment provider Dr. Jenn stimulates specific points on the body to relieve pain in both the area of the needling and areas further away. The most common method uses very thin, metal needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate specific points in the body.
What is acupuncture pain treatment?
During an acupuncture pain treatment session, thin metallic needles are used to penetrate the skin at specific locations in the body. Some insertions are shallow (1-2cm) and other insertions through thicker tissues (like the buttock) can be deeper. Therapists are trained extensively in human anatomy to identify the specific acupuncture points, which are commonly points in the body where nerves run closer to the surface and can be affected by the needles. Needles can be placed directly into the painful area but can also be inserted in an area where you may not be experiencing pain. In these instances, the practitioner is targeting nerves that may be contributing to pain at a more distant location. Most acupuncture pain treatment patients describe the sensation as a small prick when the needle is inserted. Insertions through tight musculature can be mildly achy, but should never be painful. With each treatment session a therapist typically inserts between 5 to 20 needles which are left in the body for 10-20 minutes. The therapist may apply electrical pulses to the needles or manually twist the needles to create a greater affect. Some people notice an improvement after their first acupuncture pain treatment session. For others it takes two or three acupuncture pain treatment sessions to notice an improvement in their symptoms. Everybody responds differently!
Risks And Side Effects Of Acupuncture Near Me
Acupuncture near me is safe when performed by a practitioner who has training and experience. Side effects may include…
- occasional soreness and minor bruising or bleeding at needle insertion point
When acupuncture is done incorrectly there is an increased risk of…
- collapsed lungs
- punctured organs
- infections from non-sterile needles
- various other injuries
Talk to your chiropractor before booking an acupuncture session if…
- you are pregnant
- have a bleeding disorder
- have a pacemaker
Acupuncture near me providers are intensively trained to avoid the lung fields and other important organs.