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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment involves insertion of very fine needles into particular points on the body called acupuncture points. It's been shown scientifically to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects with very few side effects.

People experience different sensations with acupuncture. Most clients feel only minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted, some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there should be no significant discomfort. The acupuncture needles used are sterile and are disposed of after each treatment, preventing any risk of infection.

In a physiotherapy setting, an acupuncture treatment is delivered by a physiotherapist who has received additional postgraduate training in acupuncture.

Many physiotherapists in Canada now successfully use acupuncture treatment as an addition to standard physiotherapy treatment in the management of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction.