Acupuncture is a form of holistic and alternative medicine practice of inserting a pre-sterilized fine stainless steel needles into the body to stimulate identified points. These points are mainly related to nerves and muscles systems and are therefore very effective in stimulating the body to heal itself and to decrease acute or chronic pain. Acupuncture has roots in traditional Chinese medicine and comprehensively researched to prove its efficacy to improve energy imbalance in our body and reduce inflammation and pain.
Acupuncture is generally safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner using clean needle technique and single-use needles with minor adverse effects. At York-Med physiotherapy we may use this treatment option as an adjunct modality along with physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy to accelerate and promote healing.
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