Acupuncture at Teamworks
Acupuncture can be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions and Teamworks is proud to offer both traditional and contemporary forms of treatment. It is effective in encouraging natural healing, improving mood and energy, reducing or relieving pain and improving function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.
Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Psychological – e.g. depression, anxiety, panic attack, insomnia
- Women’s health – e.g. ammenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause, PMS
- Musculoskeletal – e.g. frozen shoulder, low back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow
- Neurological – e.g. headache and migraine, vertigo, sciatica, Meniere’s disease
- Respiratory – e.g. asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, common cold
- Gastro-intestinal – e.g. hiccough, colitis, diarrhea, gastritis
At Teamworks, Acupuncture is performed by both our Registered Acupuncturist as well as some of our Physiotherapists who are certified in Acupuncture.
If you receive Acupuncture from one of our Registered Physiotherapists it can either be received as a stand alone treatment or as a part of a multimodal treatment plan including other treatment techniques (i.e. manual therapy, modalities, exercise prescription, etc).
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Our Registered Acupuncturist at Teamworks take the time to do a careful history, physical examination, palpation, tongue inspection, and pulse analysis in order to establish a correct TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) diagnosis and treatment protocol for each patient. After the treatment protocol is determined, treatment methods such as acupressure, tui-na therapy, acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, dry needling(intramuscular stimulation), or auricular acupuncture will be used to achieve the desired result.
A dull, heavy, or aching feeling often occurs when the needle is correctly placed. This is referred to as ‘de Qi’ and is considered by some traditional acupuncturists to be necessary for acupuncture to be effective. Recent fMRI studies indicate that there is a difference in the response of the brain to needling with and without the de Qi sensation. The needles are left in place for 15-30 minutes, and the practitioner may manipulate the needles to strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi. Lifting, twisting, and rotating are some of the needling techniques a practitioner may use.
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