Acupuncture has become a popular choice in the treatment of pain and its popularity continues to increase.
At CURA Physical Therapies we have 2 options for acupuncture. Many of our physiotherapists incorporate acupuncture as part of their treatment for patients. But rest assured the choice is yours and your physiotherapist will discuss the treatment options to ensure you’re comfortable with the approach taken.
We also have a registered acupuncturist that can assess and treat patients according to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Understanding Western Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture has undergone many changes over the years and there are many variations that have developed over that time. One specific variation is what is known as Western Medical Acupuncture, which is one of the approaches we use at our clinic.
Western Medical Acupuncture focuses on inserting fine, atraumatic needles into specific acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating the nervous system and specific myofascial trigger points. Emphasis is placed on treatments to address muscle and joint pain rather than on balancing yin/yang (as is the case with Chinese acupuncture).
Our staff are continually growing in their knowledge and application of acupuncture in the treatment of persistent pain conditions. In fact, one of our therapists, Tanya Lee-McCracken has been an instructor with Canada’s leading acupuncture training organization for regulated health professionals.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine theory believes that pain and illness is the result of an imbalance in the body. Acupuncture is used to stimulate a specific combination of points with the intention to restore harmony and balance within the body. Acupuncture can be used to treat various medical conditions including mental health issues, digestive complaints, sleep disturbances, reproductive health complaints and pain.