There is a common misconception on the topic of acupuncture therapy. Some will believe it is painful, others will believe it is a placebo effect and most people will have absolutely no idea as to what acupuncture therapy can offer.
Let’s address the first misconception – acupuncture should NOT be painful if done using proper technique. If anything, acupuncture therapy helps with pain RELIEF. Research has shown that it allows your brain to release endorphins; your feel-good hormones. These endorphins carry your natural pain inhibitors that you have in your body and helps you reach total body relaxation. Most individuals notice improved sleep after an acupuncture session with me.
Acupuncture therapy can help improve blood circulation which has many benefits as our blood is food for muscle and carries oxygen, and oxygen is needed to begin any healing process in the body.
Inflammation can also be targeted using this type of therapy. Anti-inflammatory cells are increased when acupuncture therapy is conducted which may help bring down injury-caused or systemic inflammation in the body.
So, all in all, acupuncture can help with pain, blood circulation and inflammation. It was invented over 100 years ago and has since evolved and has been supported by research. Acupuncture is painless and offers many benefits whether you have a sports injury or are suffering from a chronic condition.
If you would like to try this alternative therapy, schedule an appointment with me by calling 905-420-4325. Together, let’s reach your optimal function!