Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing. Recognized by the World Health Organization, it is now being recommended earlier in the management of pain and arthritic conditions.
Acupuncture is a powerful tool, with minimal side effects. It can accelerate healing by reducing pain and acting as a targeted anti-inflammatory. The insertion of fine needles at specific points, stimulate the body to release endorphins and local anti-inflammatory factors.
In 2004, a knee arthritis study involving 570 subjects found a 40% reduction in pain scores with those who received acupuncture. (Berman et al., 2004). Latest research also supports acupuncture and nerve regeneration. At InsideOut, acupuncture has been applied successfully in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries, neuropathies and post-polio syndrome.
Proven benefits of Acupuncture include:
* reduces pain and swelling
All our physiotherapists at InsideOut are Certified in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. If deemed appropriate and desired by the patient, acupuncture is used in conjunction with therapy in order to rehabilitate clients safely and quickly.