Acupuncture St. Catharines

What Is Acupuncture ?

Contemporary medical acupuncture is a centuries-old art form that originated in China known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today, acupuncture has become popular worldwide due to its effectiveness in relieving chronic pain, reducing stress, and improving blood flow, and sleep quality.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that uses fine sterile needles to treat various health conditions such as pain, stress, insomnia, depression, and other conditions. Due to this stimulation, blood vessels will constrict around the area where the needle was placed, causing increased blood flow to that area. Increased circulation means greater oxygen supply to cells, resulting in improved cellular function. In addition, when the needle is removed from its point of placement, the balloon deflates, allowing the blood vessel to return to normal size.

You can identify experts across the country, although one should make sure you select a qualified specialist, like the acupuncture specialists at NHRC.

It’s Individualized: We make sure that each person is going to get a personal treatment plan, developed to take care of their particular problems. Our therapists will thoroughly plus appropriately promote your body’s holistic recovery ability.

It Works On The Root Cause: Acupuncture does not solely manage the signs and symptoms of your disorder, however, gets right to the source, relieving the underlying problem.

It’s a usual mistaken belief that acupuncture doesn’t function or hasn’t been medically confirmed, nevertheless, this is not the case. When done by a registered physiotherapist who has actually studied the scientific research behind acupuncture, we understand that it gets the job done.

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What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help With?

There are many reasons why people choose to try acupuncture. Some may have tried other methods without success; others may want to explore complementary medicine as part of their overall health care plan. Whatever the reason, acupuncture offers safe, effective treatment options for conditions such as:

  • Decrease jaw pain (TMJ disorders)
  • Neck and back pain management
  • Muscle injuries (strains, spasm,s etc)
  • Ligament injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfers and tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis (tendonosis)
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Inflammation and degenerative diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica neck pain
  • Forefoot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Pain syndromes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Emotional disorders (anxiety, depression, insomnia)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Movement disorders
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Postpartum blues
  • Pregnancy-related ailments
  • Weight loss


How Quickly Does Acupuncture Work?

The effects of acupuncture are immediate. Physiotherapists can often see a change in the patient’s condition within minutes, and sometimes even seconds! The most common response is an improvement in pain or discomfort. Other responses include: increased energy levels; improved sleep patterns; reduction in pain; decreased anxiety/stress; better concentration; less muscle tension; relief from headaches; reduced nausea; and more restful sleep.

How Many Sessions Does It Take For Acupuncture To Work?

We normally recommend 1-2 acupuncture treatments per week for 3 cycles, but we will meet you to discuss your situation individually and give professional medical advice.

Are Acupuncture Needles Painful?

Needles might freak you out, yet with acupuncture, you don’t even feel them. When you make use of an accredited and expert acupuncture specialist from (name of Physio), you can rest assured that you’ll be given just the very best care. The absolute most you may really feel is a small pinch as each needle is put in.

Physiotherapists use sterile disposable needles that do not require anesthesia. They insert them into specific points on your body to stimulate certain nerves and muscles. You may experience some mild soreness at first but this usually goes away after about 30-45 minutes.

Is There Any Risk Involved During An Acupuncture Session?

There is no known danger associated with receiving acupuncture treatments. However, please let us know if you have any concerns about the treatment or any known allergies.

Will My Insurance Company Cover Acupuncture Services?

Yes. If your insurance covers physiotherapy, acupuncture treatment might be billed under it. If you’re uncertain whether or not your insurance covers physiotherapy, you can always call them in order to find out prior to your appointment.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can provide a wide range of health benefits including but not limited to:

1. Reduced swelling and faster healing process.
2. Improved muscle tissue comfort.
3. A breakdown of scar cells.
4. A secretion of endorphins. 5. Diverse neuroendocrine and immune reactions
6. A general feeling of relaxation.
7. A sensation of enhanced psychophysical well-being.
8. Much better high-quality bedtime.
9. Remedy for nausea triggered by chemotherapy therapies.

What Other Therapies Can Be Performed At NHRC In Combination With Acupuncture Treatments?

Therapeutic massage therapy, Chiropractic care, Custom orthotics, Naturopathic medicine, Injury prevention programs
Why Choose Acupuncture at NHRC?
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture treatment has been very well studied in both eastern and western scientific literature. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, addiction control, as well as improved organ function. NHRC has professional and experienced therapists on site to help. For more information or to book an appointment please contact NHRC at (289) 273-5236

Areas We Serve:

Our patients come from all across Niagara including:

Western Hill
Port Dalhousie

Insurance Covered physiotherapy, chiropractor, massage therapy. Extended Health Coverage Direct Billing Available.

Clinic Hours:

Monday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Tuesday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Wednesday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Thursday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Friday 8a.m.–6:30p.m.
Saturday 8a.m.–2p.m.
Sunday Closed