Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of the oldest healing systems in the world. It's based on more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice, with the belief that the insertion of fine, sterile needles along pathways on the body keeps your energy in balance to prevent or cure illness.
This type of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is also effective in treating a variety of chronic pain conditions. Acupuncture is a safe and effective drug-free treatment, and it's often helpful in situations when relief couldn't be achieved through conventional treatments. Acupuncture improves the health and function of the body and promotes self-healing.
In orthopedic physiology, acupuncture is performed on points along pathways on the body connected to the function of muscles, tendons, nerves, and joints to boost the body's natural pain killers and restore balance and function. Pressure, heat, and electrical stimulation may also further enhance the effects of treatment.
Our award-winning, licensed acupuncturist in Barrie, Ontario has over 8 years of experience in practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for pain management. He has successfully used Chinese Medicine to provide care to patients suffering from lower back pain, tendonitis, migraine headaches, and a host of other chronic pain conditions in Barrie.
Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) for pain management has been proven to effectively treat a variety of chronic pain conditions and musculoskeletal issues. The following is a shortlist of the many health conditions successfully treated at our Barrie, Ontario clinic:
- Sciatica and Lower Back Pain
- Bell's Palsy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Migraine Headaches
- Golf and Tennis Elbow
- And More!
Your First Visit
During your initial acupuncture visit to our Barrie, Ontario clinic, our acupuncturist will ask you about your health history and perform a physical exam to determine the origin of your pain and discomfort. This assessment assists the practitioner to provide you with an effective plan of care.
Treatment will begin the same day. You will be asked to lay on our comfy treatment table while acupoints are stimulated on various points on the body to stimulate a twitch response, which releases tight contracted bands of muscles. This results in pain relief and overall improved muscle strength. The fine, sterilized needles are usually retained between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on the area treated.
In addition to traditional acupuncture, we offer several other methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine such as cupping, and Gua Sha to provide pain relief, increased flexibility, and improved mobility.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The frequency and number of acupuncture treatments required at our clinic vary from person to person. The speed of healing is also dependant on the health condition being treated. Some clients experience amazing results after the first visit, while it may take longer for others.
Acute issues are generally resolved within a few visits and chronic health issues may take several months. We will provide you with an individualized plan of care during your initial clinic visit, and our acupuncturist will discuss the number of visits needed as well as any additional therapeutic modalities offered at our Barrie clinic to aid you in being pain-free!
At ProMotion Healthcare In Barrie we offer a number of additional therapeutic approaches to compliment and increase the effectiveness of our acupuncture sessions.