acupuncture mississauga

Our approach to acupuncture treatments at our clinic, is based on a large body of evidence is accumulating indicating that acupuncture leads to real physiologic changes in the body. Numerous studies have shown, for example, that inserting needles into the skin stimulates nerves in the underlying muscles. The stimulation of acupuncture, researchers feel, sends impulses up the spinal cord to a relatively primitive part of the brain known as the limbic system, as well as to the midbrain and the pituitary gland. Acupuncture treatment leads to the release of endorphins and monoamines, chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal chord and brain.

On your first visit for acupuncture in mississauga, the practitioner will take a thorough medical history, examine your range of motion, muscle strength and reflexes. Depending on your condition, you may also have your first acupuncture treatment at this time. In general, visits occur once or twice a week over several months until therapeutic results are achieved.

While the needles can feel uncomfortable at times, they rarely hurt. They are very thin (only about three times the thickness of a human hair and much finer than the hypodermic needles used to give injections) and are designed to enter the skin with little resistance. Once the needles are inserted (generally from one to 15 are used), the acupuncturist may vibrate them manually or send a weak electrical current through them to increase the energy flow. The needles are left in for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the ailment. 

Different people experience different sensations from acupuncture. Some describe a tingling pins-and-needles feeling, others feel numbness or nothing at all. Most find the sessions relaxing, and many fall asleep during or immediately after treatment. Some patients notice rapid improvement after just a few sessions. In those whose conditions have taken years to develop, treatment would take longer.

Our primary use of acupuncture at our Mississauga clinic has been to relieve chronic pain--caused by such ailments as arthritis, headache, nausea, PMS, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and back pain--and to assist withdrawal from addictions such as drug and alcohol dependency. Today more innovative applications for acupuncture are being explored by both conventional and alternative practitioners, including its use as an analgesic to reduce pain during surgery.

Our mississauga acupuncture therapist understands acupuncture is a useful adjunct and acceptable treatment for a variety of conditions, call us today for your acupuncture appointment.

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