About Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment wherein thin needles are inserted at specific points of the body.
This form of treatment has roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and operates with the idea that every form of illness is caused by an energy imbalance in the human body.
pt Health’s gentle approach to acupuncture specifically addresses imbalances unique to your health, and is effective for treatment of:
- Pain (acute and chronic)
- Digestive problems
- Abdominal problems
- Many other common conditions
Our Approach to Acupuncture
pt Health acupuncture therapy focuses on balancing your body’s energy.
This energy, which is called Qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through your body along meridian channels. A disruption to the flow of this energy results in disharmony and can lead to acute or chronic health conditions.
Gently placed Acupuncture needles inserted into key areas help re-direct the movement of energy and bring balance to your meridian. pt Health uses acupuncture needles that are thinner than a human hair and are quite comfortable.
Many patients often describe our acupuncture sessions as a pleasant experience.
Natural Healing For Many Conditions
Acupuncture treatments can be applied to a wide variety of health concerns, such as:
- Muscle & joint pain
- Sinus pain headaches
- Gastrointestinal (stomach & bowel) problems
- Post-operative healing
- Mental health issues such as insomnia & anxiety
The pt Health approach to acupuncture often complements western medical treatments, chiropractic care or other physical therapies without the worry of any adverse side effects.
How Acupuncture Therapy Helps
It is a holistic way to detoxify the body, treat disorders and disease and aid in various types of discomfort within the body.
The remarkable thing about acupuncture intervention is that it is believed to help patients recover faster. Acupuncture therapy is known to revitalize the body and act as an immune booster. Many people make use of this alternative therapy to minimize stress levels and improve blood circulation in their body.
Acupuncture is also known to prevent particular ailments from becoming acute and severe.
Apart from these health benefits, acupuncture has been proven effective as a therapy to treat problems such as:
- Weight reduction
- Women’s health issues
- Substance abuse
- Inflammation & pain
Medical Acupuncture Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, the type of medicine most practiced in East Asia.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has now become one of the fastest growing alternative medicine approaches used in the Western World.
At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force/energy known as qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body.
Achieving the proper flow of qi is believed to create health and wellness.
A Natural Painkiller
During an acupuncture treatment, a qualified practitioner inserts thin needles at specific points of the body in an attempt to rebalance a patient’s energy.
The belief is that the needles form an external stimulus, leading to the release of endorphins which are known to be the body’s natural painkillers. This process initiates the self-healing process within the body.
pt Health acupuncture therapy uses sterilized, stainless steel needles, and are disposed of after one use.
Discover how pt Health can help you feel your best. Schedule a no obligation appointment at any one of our convenient locations near you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, pt Health acupuncture is covered by most insurance plans.
Most employer insurance plans cover acupuncture and related services performed by a pt Health therapist.
pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare, such as:
- OHIP (Ontario)
- Alberta Health Care (Alberta)
- Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia)
Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.
The School of Health and Human Sciences, Leeds, Metropolitan University UK has vouched for the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief.
George A. Ulett, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry University of Missouri School of Medicine states: “Devoid of metaphysical thinking, acupuncture becomes a rather simple technique that can be useful as a nondrug method of pain control.”
The British Dental Journal has recommended the use of acupuncture for controlling the gag reflex during upper alginate impression.
The World Health Organization and the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) have stated that acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of neurological conditions and pain. ~ World Health Organization (2003). “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”
Reports from the USA’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the American Medical Association (AMA) and various USA government reports have studied and commented on the efficacy of acupuncture.