Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that many Canadians like to experiment with. About 17% of all Canadians have tried acupuncture at least once in their lifetime.
How do acupuncture points come into play during physiotherapy treatment?
This guide helps break it down.
How Do Acupuncture Points Work?
As a natural pain management approach, the goal of acupuncture is to use needles inserted in trigger points to provide stress and pain relief to your body. Your physiotherapist will utilize the same pressure points in your body as an acupuncturist.
Your Brain Releases Endorphins
As mentioned above, this type of treatment aims to trigger a reaction in your brain, as acupuncture points can help your brain release endorphins.
What are endorphins? They are hormones produced by your brain that respond to pain or stress. In some ways, it is your body’s natural relief from pain and can also improve sleep and ease anxiety.
Based on your specific needs, specific trigger points will be targeted to help you relax. Simply put, the acupuncture treatment will relax your brain and loosen your body to prepare it for the movements and exercises you will do during your physical therapy treatment.
As a result, your physiotherapist will be able to address the larger pain more effectively.
Start Your Treatment
Ready to start your journey toward pain relief? Book an appointment with a physiotherapist or an acupuncturist at Synergy Health Centre today.