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How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing method that is today embraced all around the world. It involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body with the aim of bringing the body back into a balanced and healthy state. Some people use acupuncture as a complimentary treatment while others find relief through acupuncture alone. Wellness clinics such as Momentum Therapeutics offer acupuncture in Coquitlam for a variety of different ailments.
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is believed to work by correcting the movement of qi energy in the body. Qi flows through a series of 12 pathways known as meridians. The meridians can become blocked because of stress, trauma, poor diet, strong emotions, or even hereditary factors. When the meridians are blocked, the flow of qi is disrupted, leading to pain and disease. Acupuncture in Coquitlam aims to unblock the meridians and restore the flow of qi.
Acupuncture needles are inserted into points along the body where the meridian pathways run close to the skin. The meridians surface at 12 different points, and it is believed that stimulating these points in the right combination can restore the proper balance of qi energy. Studies have also found that stimulating acupuncture points increases blood flow to the area, releases endorphins, and increases immune system response. Acupuncture essentially boost's the body's ability to heal itself.
Don't worry, acupuncture is not a painful treatment. The needles are extremely thin and inserted only a few millimetres into the skin. In the hands of a skilled acupuncturist, you will feel, at most, a slight tingling when the needle is inserted. If you feel any pain at all, then you need to simply tell your acupuncturist and the needle will immediately be removed. Acupuncture is all about taking pain away, not causing it.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture in Coquitlam is typically used to treat and manage pain, most commonly neck pain, back pain, knee pain, arthritis pain, shoulder pain, headaches, tension headaches, and migraines. It is also commonly used for stress, fatigue, insomnia, and menstrual cramps. People report benefits from using acupuncture for many other conditions as well. It's best to speak to a registered acupuncturist about your unique needs.
When performed by a trained and experienced practitioner in Coquitlam, acupuncture is a safe and well-tolerated treatment with minimal to no side effects. It can be combined with many other treatments and is particularly beneficial in cases where pain medication may not be a suitable option.
Interested in Trying Acupuncture?
If acupuncture sounds like something you'd like to try, then Momentum Therapeutics welcomes you to our wellness clinic. We provide acupuncture in Coquitlam for people from all walks of life who are looking for relief from aches, pains, and stresses. Our registered acupuncturists will discuss your health concerns and develop a treatment plan tailored uniquely to your needs.
Momentum Therapeutics is located in Westwood Plateau Village, just minutes from Coquitlam Centre. To find out more about our Coquitlam acupuncture services, don't hesitate to contact us today.