Acupuncture in Oakville has gained its popularity due to its simple and inexpensive benefits it has to offer in comparison to traditional medicine. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medical treatment for illnesses and injuries. A major component of Chinese medicine, it was once thought of as a radical alternative but here at our Medical Rehabilation Center we believe acupuncture definatly deserves a place to be.
Acupuncture is a fairly simple process which involves placing thin needles along certain points of the body, this is said to redirect any negative flow of the body’s chi (energy). It redirects the flow of energy onto a more positive route and awakens the body’s natural healing process. Neurotransmitters are awakened, sending positive messages to the brain to encourage the release of natural opiates in the body. Acupuncture also works to heal any damaged tissues via the electrical system, which proliferates circulation. During the procedure the patient lies very still as the practitioner inserts small, thin needles along the affected area; these feel like pinpricks more than actual needles. The needles then remain in place for 10-20 minutes, though the practitioner may occasionally twirl or apply pressure to them as needed. No special preparations (fasting, drinking a certain amount of water) are required, though it is good practice to take your time in finding a reliable practitioner. A good way to do this is to ask advice from a friend or family member who has had acupuncture.
We strongly believe that acupuncture is vital to the rehabilitation process because there are some things that traditional western treatments cannot do. Medication only quiets the pain for a short while, ice merely numbs it and heat only works for so long. Acupuncture can ease the dependency on these things, and possibly even help to speed up the healing process, thus eliminating the need for medication sooner than expected. Medication is only a temporary cure, but eastern medicine is focused on long-term healing of pain and the rehabilitation of the body, and this is especially true of acupuncture.