What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture Brampton, Mississauga and Milton. Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It’s primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions. More than 3 million Americans use acupuncture, but it is even more popular in other countries. In France, for example, one in five people has tried acupuncture.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture seeks to release the flow of the body’s vital energy or “chi” by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. Scientists say the needles cause the body to release endorphins — natural painkillers — and may boost blood flow and change brain activity. Skeptics say acupuncture works only because people believe it will, an effect called the placebo effect.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin, and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. They often say they feel energized or relaxed after the treatment. However, the needles can cause temporary soreness.
What conditions can be treated by acupuncture?
Our acupuncturists have experience treating a wide variety of health conditions and illnesses such as:
- Neck and Shoulder Stiffness
- Low Back and Hip Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Gynecological problem and pregnancy related symptoms
- TMJ pain
- Anxiety stress and depression
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