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 some of our Registered Physiotherapists.

Who We Are

Lesley Cuddington BHK, MPT

What to Expect

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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Clinical Cupping

Clinical Cupping involves placing cups with suction to increase circulation (in the meridian and local muscle) and decrease muscle pain. It is effective in treating menstrual symptoms/irregularities, depression, anxiety, tension, etc.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling involves the manipulation of acupuncture needles (twisting, tapping, etc) to stimulate muscle contraction. It is effective in reducing muscle pain and weakness and increasing range of motion.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that involves the use of a “scrapping” tool to stimulate blood flow and promote healing. It is effective in the treatment of muscle tone, myofascial tension, tendonitis, etc.

Tui-Na Therapy

Tui-Na Therapy is a Chinese method of musculoskeletal manipulation. The practitioner uses different hands on techniques such as brushing, kneading, rolling, pressing, and rubbing to open the body’s defensive chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.

Our collective of highly qualified and accredited healthcare practitioners share a passion for professional collaboration and comprehensive patient care. Come and meet us at the clinic.