Find Healing and Relief
People looking for Acupuncture in Ottawa want an alternative form of medicine that has been helping individuals find healing and relief for centuries. Our team here at Ottawa-Carleton Physiotherapy Center has been using acupuncture to help our clients for years.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
The needles are very thin and don’t actually cause pain. There is sometimes a feeling of heaviness or what some describe as a dull ache or slight tingling feeling like from a weak electrical shock.
Some people feel pain at their first acupuncture treatment and decide not to take a second treatment. The best answer this question is to try one session yourself and if you’re satisfied continue on with the treatments. If you are afraid of needles, you need to tell your practitioner.
Toni Azzi, our acupuncturist, takes into consideration a patient’s full medical history, daily routine and diet to create individualized sessions. This holistic approach to each patient ensures the highest level of success.
The earliest recorded instance of acupuncture is 200 BC in China. The medical practice made its way in the West and there are now approximately 20 000 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. and Canada alone. That number is expected to increase by 10 % every year. These numbers speak to the rising popularity and legitimate efficacy of alternative medicine.
The art of acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles at various points on the body, depending on the ailment. Studies have proven that this Chinese practice helps decrease painful inflammation, releases endorphins and positively affects the nervous system. This treatment is commonly used in conjunction with other medications or lifestyle changes to enhance their effectiveness and expedite recovery.
Acupuncture patients have found relief from the commonest of ailments to chronic ones that have made them miserable for years. Conditions like stress, headaches, back and neck pain, stomach-aches, nausea, allergies, PMS issues, acne, depression and fatigue can all be treated. In addition, there are dozens more conditions for which acupuncture is an efficient treatment.
Acupuncture is a legitimate treatment and is proven by scientific research. In fact, you can read the studies yourself on the Internet Health Library where you will find useful information. Book an appointment today for acupuncture in Ottawa!