Acupuncture at Burlington Sports Therapy is provided by our Registered Massage Therapist and our Registered Physiotherapist. You will find some general information about Acupuncture below. If you have any questions about Acupuncture or your condition, please do not hesitate to call us.
Acupuncture – What is it?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest methods of treating acute and chronic pain. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries. The theory is that energy flows through the body, and that the energy flow can be blocked by injury, trauma or disease. Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles along the channels, which helps to restore the flow of energy, helping maintain a healthy body, and restoring balance to the body.
What training is needed?
Regulated health professionals in Ontario, such as Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists, are required to attend an accredited institution that is recognized by their college. Courses include: anatomy, pathology, physiology, acupuncture theory and technique, the acupuncture channels, and safety. Acupuncturists must pass a written and practical exam.
What conditions do Acupuncturists treat?
The World Health Organization has a long list of conditions that may respond well to acupuncture treatments, including: muscle strains and spasm, arthritis, headaches and migraines, joint injuries, low back pain, sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, whiplash, tennis elbow, and repetitive strain injuries.
Do I need a referral?
Most insurance companies require a doctor’s note before they will reimburse you for your treatment.
What are the benefits of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture works well with, and compliments other forms of therapy, such as Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy. It is a drug free, safe, and relaxing form of treatment.
If you live in the Oakville, Burlington or Hamilton area and would like more information about Acupuncture, or make an appointment, please call 905-220-7858, or e-mail email@example.com