The acupuncture treatment provided at Human Performance Centre is based on the western approach where fine needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate specific nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. A secondary effect of acupuncture is the release of the body’s own natural pain reliever endorphins and anti-inflammatory cortisol.
Acupuncture as a component of the overall physiotherapy treatment is indicated for:
- Pain (muscle, joint, jaw, sinus, menstrual)
- Headaches or migraines
- Patients that have limited medication options and need to control symptoms otherwise
A 3-treatment course is required to determine the benefits and if further treatment of this method is required. There is no additional fee for acupuncture if it is part of the physiotherapy treatment.