benefits of getting acupunctureAs one of the leading forms of alternative medicine, acupuncture boasts many benefits. Acupuncture is when thin needles are inserted into different parts of the body to relieve pain or release natural chemicals to fight illnesses. The needles are gently positioned into strategic points on the body. They are slightly rotated, which naturally stimulates energy across the body’s surface. Generally, the process doesn’t take longer than 10-15 minutes.

The unique practice originates from Chinese medicine — several studies have proven its effectiveness. There are over 2,000 acupuncture points in the human body that are joined by pathways, called meridians. Energy flowing through our bodies is referred to as Qi and is said to keep us healthy. Acupuncture stimulates this energy and can have many positive effects on the body.

Come to Prairie Trail Physiotherapy for your next acupuncture appointment! 

Check out some of the benefits of acupuncture below.

Pain Relief

Acupuncture is great for back and joint pain. Inserting the needles into these areas reduces tension and eliminates pain. It’s also ideal for lowering inflammation. It’s beneficial and can be used in all parts of the body. Consult with your physiotherapist at Prairie Trail Physiotherapy for a professional opinion.

Fewer Headaches

Certain tasks and injuries can cause us to strain our necks. The pain can work its way up to our heads, which causes headaches. Acupuncture can be very beneficial when targeting the areas that are responsible for your headaches.

Calming the Nervous System

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. An acupuncture appointment at Prairie Trail Physiotherapy can also be relaxing for the body and mind. It calms the nervous system and muscular systems, which in turn can lower your pain. 

Better Quality Sleep

Are you having trouble sleeping at night? If you are, we are here to help. Acupuncture increases the amount of natural melatonin in the body. Additionally, it’s easier to sleep when you’re not in pain.  When you have a better night’s rest it ensures your body is getting into the deep phase of sleep, where body tissues are repaired and essential hormones are released. 

Improved Recovery from Injuries

Long-term injuries can stop you from going to work and performing everyday tasks. However, acupuncture treatments help you recover from repetitive stress injuries. If you’re looking for natural remedy, call to book a consultation with Prairie Trail Physiotherapy today!