Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. At Focus Physiotherapy our therapists use single use disposable needles to ensure your health and safety.
Focus Physiotherapy has found patients involved in accidents and sports injuries have benefitted from acupunture treatment when combined with our expert physiotherapy and massage interventions.
At Focus Physiotherapy some of our we practice both Medical Acupuncture and Traditional Acupuncture, since not all our practitioners offer acupuncture inform our office manager of your interest in acupuncture.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
What is Medical Acupuncture?
Is it diffferent from ordinary acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a very old medical art, and there are many approaches to learning and practicing it. Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a Health Practitioner trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Such a specialist can use one or the other approach, or a combination of both as the need arises, to treat an illness.
At Focus Physiotherapy we are trained in Medical Acupuncture and our services are covered by your employee benefits.
Yes, all our massage therapists are registered by the CMTO. This means that each of our Registered Massage Therapists has trained extensively, respects their duty to provide quality care and upholds the highest standards of our profession.