While acupuncture has been a standard treatment modality in Asian countries, it is only within the past few decades that its benefits have been recognized by the medical community in North America.
What is Acupuncture?
The traditional theory of acupuncture has been described as the balancing of “Chi” (life energy) by placing needles within the energetic pathways of the body known as “meridians.” Although no such pathways exist in a Western sense, these points do correspond to areas that are well known to modern medicine: motor points, nerves, and muscle trigger points.
How does Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture in Dartmouth works by activating peptides within the nervous system. These biochemical reactions work through the adrenal gland to aid in healing.
At Maritime Physiotherapy we use acupuncture on Dartmouth patients as an adjunct therapy to traditional physiotherapy in the treatment of pain-related conditions such as:
To discuss whether acupuncture is the right treatment for you, call Maritime Physiotherapy in Halifax today!