What is an Acupuncture Treatment?

An Acupuncture Treatment is the use of fine single use sterile needles being inserted into specific areas of the body, and if indicated stimulated manually or with electricity. The application of these needles can be used to affect the tissues for injury recovery. Acupuncture is offered by both our highly skilled Massage Therapists and Physiotherapists at Connor Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. They use a combination of clinical presentation and patients goals to determine where to apply the needles.

Our clinic offers both Medical and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture. Both approaches provide support to the body and have separate goals and pathways to help provide patients when the most relief possible.

How can an Acupuncture Treatment help me?

Acupuncture helps by increasing endorphins, reducing muscular tension and increasing blood flow. Common reasons to seek acupuncture are:

  • nerve pain
  • tendonitis
  • frozen shoulder
  • headaches
  • muscular/ myofascial tightness
  • sciatica
  • bursitis

During your treatment you can expect to discuss your chief complaint with the practitioner. After which they will insert the acupuncture needles in the indicated locations. The needles are left in place for the duration of the appointment and removed prior to leaving the clinic. A typical treatment does not cause any prolonged discomfort outside of the initial needle insertion, which many individuals say is barley noticeable.