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Acupuncture in Scarborough

Acupuncture involves very thin needles being inserted into the skin at 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.

acupuncture for tennis elbow

Conditions That Respond Well To Acupuncture

 Tension Headaches

 Migraine Headaches

 TMJ/Jaw Pain

 Neck Pain


 Tennis Elbow

 Golfers Elbow

 Carpel Tunnel

 Low Back Pain

 Disc Herniations

 Sacroiliac Pain


 Achilles Tendonitis

Shoulder Pain

 Joint Sprains

 Muscle Strains



 Overuse injuries

 Chronic Pain

What To Expect At Your Acupuncture Appointment

Depending on your diagnosis and comfort level, acupuncture may or may not be recommended. The number of needles and size of needles would depend on your condition and the area of the body. The acupuncture provider will ensure the area is clean 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.

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