Acupuncture in Scarborough
Acupuncture involves very thin needles being inserted into the skin into specific points. Acupuncture can be used to bring blood flow to the area of injury to relax tight muscles, or to stimulate inhibited muscles. A contemporary medical approach may be used that involves electroacupuncture. All of our chiropractors and physiotherapists practice using acupuncture to enhance their practice style. Click here to learn more.
What to Expect at Your Acupuncture Appointment
Depending on your diagnosis and comfort level, acupuncture may or may not be required or recommended. The number of needles and size of needles would depend on your condition and the area of the body. As the acupuncture provider, I ensure the area is sanitary and a new needle is used for each point. You will feel a small pinch as the needle is inserted, but after the initial pinch, there should not be any pain. If electroacupuncture is necessary, small clips are attached to the ends of the needles and the stimulation unit will be turned on. A typical acupuncture treatment lasts between 15-20 minutes.