Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic is delighted to provide patients with effective and result-proven acupuncture services.
Acupuncture is a specific therapeutic technique that is used to stimulate the peripheral nerve using tiny, steel needles known as acupuncture needles. When these needles are inserted at certain spots of the body known as neurofunctional sites, they help stimulate that region both manually or with the aid of electricity, thereby achieving therapeutic effects by modulating abnormal activities present in the nervous system or other affected systems where modulatory mechanisms are present and are under the influence of pain, diseases, or functional problems. Neuromodulation takes place across neurological and neurohumoral mechanisms at different levels, such as the spinal cord, cerebellum, brain, brain stem, and peripheral nerves.
Acupuncture is originally gotten from Eastern medicine and is often regarded as a pseudoscience with semi-majestic connotations that doubts the effectiveness of this treatment procedure. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this holistic treatment helps the body achieve a balanced state. However, it is strongly believed that there is a universal life energy known as Qi present in all living things on earth. This energy is believed to move across the body pathway known as the meridian to ensure the continuous distribution of energy. When the energy flows smoothly, health is at an optimal state. But when the energy flow is disrupted, it may lead to pain, inflammation, or other underlying conditions. Acupuncture is used to restore disrupted energy flow in the body by stimulating various points along the meridian in order to ensure a smooth and steady natural flow of Qi.
Despite this explanation, the exact mechanisms by which acupuncture improves the body are not yet understood. However, based on a hypothesis, it is believed that it uses some up and down-regulation mechanisms of certain cellular processes to stimulate endorphins, neurotransmitters, and natural pain-relieving chemicals. Due to this process, pain receptors in the brain detect less pain. Therefore, it can be concluded that with the release of natural body painkillers, acupuncture needles ease the pain and stiffness from possible pain.
At Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic, we use a westernized acupuncture procedure which is mechanism-based, to deliver this therapeutic treatment to patients. This allows your physiotherapist to ensure therapeutic goals and treatment are designed based on the discovered neurological dysfunctions and other symptoms.
Acupuncture is highly effective for treating various conditions, especially muscle tension. Muscle tension can be developed due to both physical and emotional stress. Also, other conditions such as improper loading of muscles, sustained postures, regular lifting, excessive typing, and other household tasks can make the muscle feel tense, causing discomfort and pain. Acupuncture can be used to address all these conditions, provide long-term relief, and relax the overall body.
Acupuncture is a natural and effective treatment method used to address chronic pain that may develop from muscular stiffness, tension, and tightness. If you would like to benefit from this therapeutic treatment, Contact Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic to book an appointment with our certified and licensed acupuncturist. They will identify how beneficial this form of therapy will help achieve optimal well-being.