Acupuncture is an exciting service being offered at Back2Normal Physiotherapy. Medical acupuncture is a modification of the traditional Chinese form, where scientific understanding of anatomy and human physiology are utilized to select specific points in the body. This evidence-based approach is a gentle therapy to relieve pain, enhance faulty movement patterns and improve performance. Many health organizations including World Health Organization (WHO) have recognized acupuncture as an effective and safe modality in treating many musculoskeletal conditions.
How Does it Work?
A variety of scientifically proven physiological changes occur in the body during an acupuncture treatment:
- inhibits pain signals to the brain
- stimulates production of natural hormones
- improved nerve conduction
- reduces inflammation
- improved blood flow
- stress reduction
- decreases muscle tension
- decreases scar tissue or wrinkles
- promotes healing
- restores range of motion
- improves immune system
Who Can Benefit From Acupuncture?
Ongoing medical research has indicated that acupuncture is beneficial in treating many conditions and disorders. Some of these conditions include:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Knee, Hip & Shoulder pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Rotator Cuff Dysfunction
- Shin Splints
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscular Strains
- Arthritis Conditions
- Stress & Insomnia
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Does it Take to Get Better?
This depends on the condition being treated. If the condition is fairly new and uncomplicated, a patient may only need four to six acupuncture treatments. However, if it is more serious or a chronic condition, the patient may require more acupuncture treatments.
How Long Does Each Treatment Take?
The first visit will include a full assessment and takes approximately 45 minutes. Subsequent treatments range from 30-45 minutes depending on if other therapies (i.e. rehabilitation, ART, Graston) are also performed.
Do Insurance Plans Cover Acupuncture?
The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for acupuncture services in their workplace health care plans. After treatment the patient is provided with a detailed receipt listing the services provided, the credentials of the treating provider, as well as payment details for reimbursement. In summary, the goals of medical acupuncture is to provide clinical improvements in your condition or symptoms through the activation of the body’s natural pain control and healing mechanisms. Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our acupuncturists for acupuncture North Vancouver.
Acupuncture association of Canada institute has resourceful information about acupuncture and the conditions it helps.
Our Pricing Plan
- Initial visit$100.00