Did you know that acupuncture is now widely accepted among the medical community? Originally a Chinese therapy, acupuncture has been used for several hundred years now. According to WedMD, the FDA first approved acupuncture needles as medical devices in the U.S. in 1996. Since that time, many studies have confirmed that acupuncture does indeed work. The successful function of acupuncture is to activate the body’s natural “self-healing” mechanisms. Though it won’t cure everything, acupuncture is a proven treatment for chronic pain.
At Innisfil Wellness Centre, we explain the way acupuncture therapy works as accessing blockages to energy pathways (meridians) in your body and acting to unblock the flow of these pathways to restore normal energy and balance to your body. Very thin needs are placed into your body (they are rounded so as not to cut the skin), placed just into the skin, along very specific points in these pathways relevant to what is being treated. The thinness of the needles placed into your skin could result in a sensation of pressure or tingling, but not pain. It is a little bit of a different experience for everyone, and the feeling differs a little with each point. The feeling can also change over the course of a few treatments, with some points being more tender before they feel better. Some consider the mild sensations that occur during treatment as positive feedback from the body toward the treatment.
We care very much about your overall health and well-being. Let us know if you are interested in exploring the possibility of using acupuncture to help you. We won’t do it unless we think it will benefit you. And, as always, direct billing is available to you for this treatment at Innisfil Wellness Centre.