Acupuncture works with the meridians of your body which channel chi (energy). It is an ancient Chinese treatment which can improve upon or cure ailments from minor back pain, to chronic arthritis. It can even help you lose weight.
At Brady Physiotherapy our experienced therapists are excited to plan your first experience with this fascinating therapy. Even one appointment has the chance to be highly beneficial with many clients stating that’s all it took to banish the pains of acute arthritis. While everyone differs in response, acupuncture could be the most important form of physical therapy you experience.
Acupuncture for Back Pain
In , so many of our clients suffer from chronic back pain.
Acupuncture treatment can help every part of your body, but the number one reason clients seek out therapists is chronic back pain.
A study published by Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that clients receiving acupressure saw a 15% improvement over those who opted for a medicinal approach.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture can be used to affect your digestive system and has been linked to weight loss in 31 studies involving 3,013 people in South Korea.
Obese clients conclusively lost weight during their treatment, though long-term results were not studied as closely.
Many clients seeking assistance with weight loss complain about incessant food cravings. Acupuncture has proven to help with this, making getting on track with an active, healthy lifestyle that much easier.
Acupuncture for Arthritis
There is no known cure for arthritis. This condition includes pain, stiffness and inflammation to the tissue covering the ends of bones which allow them to move against each other.
If you're suffering from arthritis, you will know the weakness, instability and frustration it causes.
While arthritis has no cure, that does not mean you need to live with its full effects. In 2014, a study by the Journal of American Medical Association found that people who had acupuncture had less pain compared to those with no treatment.
When it comes to your comfort and ability to perform daily tasks, Brady Physiotherapy will do our best to help you in whatever way will get you results!
After reading about acupuncture's many benefits, you may be inclined to call Brady Physiotherapy right now! But what if you have a fear of needles?
If you or your child has a fear of needles you can’t get past, but want the benefits of acupuncture, needles are not your only option.
Acupuncture can now be performed with lasers. With research starting in the 1950s and techniques gaining traction and recognition in the 1980s, laser acupuncture is considerably more modern than the classic needle technique, but is just as tried and true.
Laser acupuncture is performed with low-level lasers. These are different from those that are used for tattoo removal or to cauterize wounds. You will not feel any heat during the process. The lasers work on a cellular level, decreasing inflammation to provide relief.
There's no need to hesitate—if you're in , whether you've visited our clinic before or it's your first time, call or email us today to discuss your first acupuncture treatment!