Are you looking for an acupuncture clinic near you to relieve pain and improve sleep, digestion and emotional well-being? But first, what is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment that promotes regeneration, reduces pain, and improves function. Acupuncture means inserting needles into the skin and tissues at different points in the body. There is a substantial body of literature that confirms the efficacy and protection of acupuncture. Acupuncture can be an advantageous treatment technique used by a professional Physiotherapist in conjunction with understanding anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.At the most narrow definition, acupuncture refers to the insertion and manipulation of needles into the body, often at predetermined positions known colloquially as “points.” In the broadest context, it refers to a collection of procedures involving needling. The term derives from the Latin acus, which means “needle,” and pungere, which means “to puncture,” It entails piercing the skin with tiny, solid and metallic needles. These needles are then moved by hand or electrical stimulation.Our Physiotherapists at Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic are trained and certified by Canada’s Acupuncture Foundation (AFCI).
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First, your acupuncturist will inquire about your medical history. Then, depending on the specific health conditions, he/she may inspect the status, colour, and coating of your tongue, as well as feel your pulse and perhaps do any further physical exams. The acupuncturist will prescribe a proper recovery plan to remedy the specific illness. To begin the acupuncture procedure, you lie comfortably on a treatment table while specific acupoints on different parts of the body are stimulated. When the fine needles are carefully inserted, most people experience minor or slight pain. The needles are usually held in place for five to thirty minutes. People said they feel very comfortable during and after therapies.
Does it hurt?
As patients raise this question, they usually respond to the discomfort they experienced during the insertion. The needle is usually inserted with minimal to no discomfort. Following the insertion and manipulation of the needle, patients describe a strong or tingling feeling.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is usually effective in the presence of a specially qualified practitioner. Sterile, single-use needles are standard, and they are disposed of instantly in compliance with the Clean Needle Technique.
What to expect in the first session?
The acupuncturist is likely to use one of the four diagnostic techniques, including asking questions, inspecting the patient, including the tongue, listening and tasting, and touching the patient, including sensing the heartbeat. Following that, the patient might be required to perform acupuncture, based on the examination results.
How long does an acupuncture session take?
The duration of a standard acupuncture treatment varies depending on the practitioner’s style. It will last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
How many treatments will I need?
The duration and number of procedures vary from person to person. Any people feel drastic relief after the first injection. For complicated or long-term chronic illnesses can prescribe one or two medications a week for several months. For acute problems, fewer visits usually are expected, with a limit of eight to ten visits. On your first appointment, you will be given an individualized recovery schedule that involves the anticipated number of therapies.Acupuncture is available at Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic when appropriate as part of the overall health care plan. We all invite you to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture in the relaxing environment of our convenient Ottawa, Ontario location. Our licensed acupuncturists and your doctor will go through the effects of acupuncture for you in-depth.
Conditions We Treat
Chronic disorders are managed by improving the treatments you get from your primary care physician or other healthcare professionals for conditions such as:
Joint pain of the shoulder, hip, and knee
Acupuncture can also benefit with other symptoms you’re experiencing, such as the ones mentioned below and others:
Menstrual cramp pain
Nausea as a result of cancer treatment
Discomforts and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
At Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic, your Physiotherapist would be happy to discuss Acupuncture and its potential benefits with you.When performed by a Physiotherapist, Acupuncture treatments are considered part of your general treatment plan. There is, therefore, no extra cost to you as a patient, and you can claim the treatment for insurance purposes in the same way you would any regular Physiotherapy session.Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic has been serving Kanata, Stittsville, West Ottawa, Nepean and surrounding areas for over 15 years. Book an appointment with a Physiotherapist who provides Acupuncture today!