OUR EXPERTISE IN ACUPUNCTURE
Enjoy the many benefits of acupuncture by making an appointment with our acupuncturist today.
QU’EST-CE QUE L’ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine with a history dating back millennia. It involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues, ultimately relieving pain and promoting overall health. Acupuncture treatments can serve as preventive, therapeutic, or complementary measures. Schedule an appointment with our acupuncture expert at the Physio-Ostéo Globalité clinic in Repentigny today to experience the numerous benefits it offers.
1. WHEN TO CONSULT AN ACUPUNCTURIST ?
Acupuncture offers a wide range of therapeutic benefits, including pain relief (analgesic), a calming and relaxing effect, restoration of the body’s natural balance (homeostasis), enhanced immune system function, and improved circulation.
Located in the Repentigny region, our acupuncturist at Physio-Ostéo Globalité specializes in treating various disorders. Here are some examples of conditions that can be addressed through acupuncture:
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain in the upper limbs (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand)
- Pain in the lower limbs (hips, knees, ankles, and feet)
- Spinal pain (lumbar, dorsal, and cervical)
- Urinary problems
- Skin problems
- Asthma and respiratory disorders
- Menopause-related symptoms
- Gynecological disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Circulatory disorders
- Support for oncology patients dealing with chemotherapy side effects
- Smoking cessation
Schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist to explore how acupuncture can benefit your specific health concerns.
2. CAN PREGNANT WOMEN GET ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS?
During pregnancy, acupuncture treatments can offer numerous benefits without posing any danger to either the pregnant woman or the baby. Many pregnant women turn to acupuncture for various reasons, including:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Edema (swelling)
- Varicose veins
- Threat of preterm labor
- Gestational hypertension
- Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
- Oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid)
- Polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid)
- Gestational diabetes
- Preparation for childbirth
- Induction of labor
- Various types of pain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
It’s worth noting that many women continue to receive acupuncture treatments after giving birth, as it can provide ongoing support for their health and well-being during the postpartum period.
3. HOW DOES AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
The acupuncturist begins by determining the reason for the consultation, as well as the patient’s expectations. They then assess the patient’s general health, reviewing their medical and surgical history, and take note of any medications the patient is currently taking. This comprehensive assessment helps create an overall picture of the patient’s health, ensuring the absence of medical emergencies and facilitating referrals to other professionals if necessary.
Subsequently, the acupuncturist conducts a more in-depth interview with the patient to identify the origin of the problem and its triggers. They seek a qualitative and quantitative description of the situation, including details about the affected area, associated signs and symptoms, frequency, and duration of the problem, among other relevant information. If needed, joint assessments are performed. Additionally, the acupuncturist reviews various bodily systems to understand the specific environment of each individual. They also evaluate the pulse and examine the tongue to establish an energy balance, allowing for the most appropriate treatment to be determined.
Acupuncture treatment primarily involves the use of needles, although the acupuncturist may also employ instruments and techniques such as cupping, guasha, moxa, electromagnetic lamps, electrostimulation, bleeding, or tui na. Lifestyle advice may also be provided to summarize treatment outcomes and prevent the recurrence of issues.
4. IS THERE ANY PAIN OR SIDE EFFECTS FOLLOWING AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION ?
People who have never experienced acupuncture treatment often wonder if it’s painful or if there are any side effects from the needles.
In some cases, there may be minor side effects such as slight bleeding, small bruising, or tenderness at the needle insertion points.
However, these discomforts are minimal, and the benefits of acupuncture far outweigh any temporary issues.
5. HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE GENERALLY RECOMMENDED AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
The number of acupuncture sessions varies according to the health of each individual, the nature of the problem and the duration. Each treatment lasts about 60 minutes. The acupuncturist will give you their opinion on how the treatment is progressing and the number of sessions planned.