Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi (pronounced chee). In Traditional Chinese Medicine Qi is considered essential to health. When Qi and blood flow are not balanced it may manifest as pain, muscle tension, and decreased function.
Acupuncture uses solid, fine, sterile needles. The needles are placed in acupuncture points along meridians and are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes. Through the insertion of needles, the body is stimulated to heal itself and has the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions.
Acupuncture can provide pain relief – by releasing endorphins (the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormomes), decrease inflammation; and improve circulation, energy, mood and function.
Interested in acupuncture as a potential treatment option for you? Charlene Storey is a physiotherapist at Nomad Therapies who is trained through Acupuncture Canada. To make an appointment call 306-382-2939 or book online.