Acupuncture

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Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into the soft tissues of the body at specific points, referred to as acupoints. It’s a safe, effective, and minimally invasive holistic therapy used to stimulate healing, and promote balance and relaxation.

Performed for thousands of years, numerous styles of acupuncture are practiced around the world. At Remedy, our providers have been trained in both traditional Chinese and biomedical acupuncture techniques. While the traditional Chinese technique encompasses a broad range of styles and treatment protocols, biomedical acupuncture is more specific to pain management.

Backed by research, clinical trials have reported that acupuncture may be a beneficial therapy in the co-management of addiction, anxiety, depression, headache and migraine, immune system deficiency, infertility, insomnia, menstrual complaints, and pain management.

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What physical effects can acupuncture have?

Acupuncture may cause physical responses in nerve cells, the pituitary gland, and regions of the brain. These responses can cause the body to release proteins, hormones, and other chemicals that signal or control a number of body functions. This is the proposed mechanism by which acupuncture affects blood pressure and body temperature, boosts immune system activity, and causes the release of endorphins (the body’s natural opiate painkillers).

Does acupuncture hurt?

Upon needle insertion a pinching sensation is often reported. However due to it’s ability to induce the release of pain modulating endorphins, acupuncture is often used for pain management.

Are acupuncture needles reused?

At Remedy, acupuncture needles are never reused. New, sterile, disposable (single-use) needles are used for each and every treatment.

Is acupuncture a cure all?

No, acupuncture is generally utilized as a complement to other therapies (conventional or alternative) regardless of the chief complaint.

How is acupuncture used in the treatment of cancer?

In cancer treatment, acupuncture’s main use is to help manage symptoms including: pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor appetite, constipation and diarrhea, and the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Does acupuncture always involve needles?

While traditional acupuncture uses disposable stainless steel needles, other techniques exist that do not use needles. These include acupressure, light/laser acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping.

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