Acupuncture

Acupuncture

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About

Acupuncture

Impact Physio & Sports Clinic offers acupuncture to residents of Beaumont, AB and nearby. Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves the insertion of very tiny needles through the skin at strategic points and various depths. As a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it has been practiced for over 2000 years.
Acupuncture points are places where muscle, nerves and connective tissue can be worked on. The needle connects with nerves at these points and the nerves send signals to the brain, which then releases neutral hormones and endorphins. The stimulation triggers activation of the body’s natural pain reflexes, increasing blood flow to areas that need it most.
When performed correctly, acupuncture is extremely safe with very few side effects. It can also effectively be combined with other treatments to help control and manage pain. While an excellent natural alternative for anyone, acupuncture is especially useful for clients who are unable to take pain medications.
Acupuncture Treatment

What Happens During Acupuncture Treatment?

During acupuncture treatment, you and your therapist will discuss the best options for you and your body, as well as a well-rounded approach to your care. We will ensure you get the maximum benefit from your therapy for sustainable and long-term healing.
The initial idea of acupuncture may seem unfamiliar to you, but many people find this unique therapy very helpful as a means to control several painful conditions. Acupuncture is a gentle form of treatment with few side effects, so it may be a great option if you’re having trouble controlling your pain.
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Before Treatment

You will not need to do any special preparation before your acupuncture appointment. At the beginning of your session, your trained acupuncturist will examine you and ask about your physical ailments, medical history and personal goals for all treatments. They will assess your symptoms and offer you information on self-care and other complementary therapies.
Depending on the area that needs treatment, you will be asked to lie on your back, front or side.
Acupuncture Therapy In Beaumont
Acupuncture Therapy In Beaumont
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During Treatment

Your therapist will use single-use, disposable needles that are very small in size. These needles are regulated medical devices and for use only by your licensed practitioner. When they insert the needles, there may be a brief tingling sensation, but not to worry – acupuncture is relatively painless.
The needles will be left in for an amount of time determined by your therapist, generally, somewhere between 5 to 30 minutes while you lie still and relax. There may be a dull ache at the base of the needle, but it will subside. For more intensive treatments, the needles may get stimulated by movement, with heat or electricity after insertion. There is usually no discomfort when they remove the needles.
Works

How It Works

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Safe, Holistic Care
Acupuncture is reputed for being a safe and holistic treatment method, due to its ability to stimulate the body’s natural painkillers through acupuncture points. This makes it an excellent form of relief for pregnant women or those seeking natural healing alternatives.
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Complementary Treatment
Acupuncture is most successful when used alongside other types of treatments. Many patients receive acupuncture in conjunction with physiotherapy, massage or other treatment offerings at Impact Physio & Sports Clinic.
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Pain-Free Alternative
One of the most common myths about acupuncture is that it is painful. This is far from true! Acupuncture involves little-to-no discomfort, with most patients reporting nothing more than a slight burning or tingling sensation (an indicator that the treatment is working).
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Why Acupuncture?

There are a range of benefits associated with acupuncture, including the treatment of a wide array of conditions and the ability to increase your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Acupuncture also has the ability to improve energy and biochemical balance and regulate the body’s internal systems.
Moreover, many patients choose acupuncture because it is an entirely safe and holistic healing method. When acupuncture points are stimulated, this releases chemicals into the muscles and triggers the body’s natural healing response. This makes acupuncture an excellent treatment method for those looking to avoid pharmaceuticals or other synthetic forms of pain relief.
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Have Questions About Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a highly popular, centuries-old form of treatment – paving way to many myths and misconceptions about its efficacy, how many treatments are needed and which conditions it can treat.
Acupuncture Therapy In Beaumont
In all, acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment method that promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself from pain or illness. If you’re curious about receiving acupuncture, we’re here to address any questions or concerns you may have about this ancient healing practice.

Some of our most common questions we receive about acupuncture include:
There are different reactions to how you will feel after your treatment. Some people feel relaxed and some feel energized, but in all cases, symptoms should begin to improve over time.
The number of treatments needed depends on your bodily needs and your goals for healing. A person with a more severe or chronic condition may need one to two sessions a week over several months, but an acute problem generally improves in about 8 to 12 sessions.

Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Back pain and tension
  • Chronic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Sprains
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Some gastric and nausea issues
  • Some infections
  • Stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health-related conditions
  • Asthma, allergies, cold or flu
  • Bladder and kidney infections
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • And much more!
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Whether you’re an active individual, recovering from an injury, or managing a chronic illness, we’re here to help you regain control of your life with approachable health advice and in-clinic treatments. To learn more about our clinic and the treatments we provide, don’t hesitate to contact us today at