Did You Know that Acupuncture Could Help You Achieve Long-Lasting Relief
Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treatment performed by a licensed acupuncturist that works to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility.
It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.
If you are dealing with one of these conditions and you’re looking for relief, or if you’d like to gain more information on how Acupuncture could benefit you, contact Equilibrium Massage Therapy today!
What should I know about Acupuncture?
This treatment method is used by our licensed acupuncturists as a way to relieve pain.
When performing Acupuncture, our acupuncturist will insert a sterile acupuncture needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.
While there are some similarities, this treatment method is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research. It provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain in the process.
Is it painful?
Most of our patients report feeling little to no discomfort when undergoing these treatments. Our highly-trained physiotherapists know how to make the process as painless as possible; however, some patients may still experience a “twitch response” with the insertion of the needle.
This is comparable to a quick muscle cramp or ache. The 24-48 hours following treatment may also result in muscle soreness, which should go away on its own. Sore muscles can be treated at home by applying ice and/or heat packs and drinking plenty of fluids.
How will I benefit from Acupuncture?
There is a large variety of musculoskeletal issues that can be treated with Acupuncture.
When paired with our traditional exercise-based physiotherapy treatments and advanced manual therapy techniques, we have found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free goals they were aiming towards.
After conducting a comprehensive evaluation to assess the nature of your condition, your physiotherapist and acupuncturist will let you know if Acupuncture is the best course of treatment for you.
We have used this treatment to treat several diverse conditions, from chronic pain sufferers to athletes experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness.
Acupuncture can speed up recovery time and allow you to return to your daily life as quickly as possible.
Get started today
If you are interested in our Acupuncture services, don’t hesitate to contact Equilibrium Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC today to schedule a consultation.
We’ll get you started on the path toward recovery!