The insertion of special acupuncture needles into acupuncture points on the body stimulates the corresponding flow of Qi to rebalance the flow of energy throughout the body and restore health. Research indicates that it restores balance to both nervous and hormonal systems in the body.
We are committed to seeking best outcomes for all our clients. To achieve this, our acupuncturists will recommend cross-referral to physiotherapy, massage therapy and/or laser therapy, if they identify clinical signs that are beyond their capability to remedy. Examples of these clinical signs may include severe pain, acute inflammation and muscle weakness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine: (TCM) is the traditional medical approach that goes back over 5000 years. It’s based on the balanced flow of Qi, the vital life energy that exists within all living organisms. Qi circulates along fourteen major energy pathways called “meridians”, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. Just as blood flows through the veins in our bodies, energy flows through meridians.
Key results of acupuncture:
- Pain relief
- Promotes relaxation
- Balances nervous system firing and hormonal communication
- Immune boosting
What to Expect
At Avalon Laser Health Physiotherapy and Wellness, an initial consultation will include a case history which involves your medical history, information about your lifestyle, diet, sleep habits and digestion. Our registered acupuncturist will ask you about your current condition, check your tongue and pulse, form an initial diagnosis and a program of treatment will be prescribed. Our acupuncturist will provide some guidelines for treatment and you will have an idea of how many treatments will be required to resolve your condition and changes in diet and lifestyle may also be discussed.
We regularly observe that many of our clients are well informed about their injury or pain condition by the time they seek care. This engagement serves to pre-educate and prepare our clients to actively participate in the design and conduct of their treatment plans. In the true spirit of ‘team’, we share some of our favorite sources of on-line information including:
- PhysioCheck - a physio specific database which can help match your symptoms to a diagnosis, provide injury specific info and sometimes exercise
- OrthoInfo from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- MelioGuide for Osteoporosis Prevention
- Long Covid Info & Support Group
- Gla:d Support for Arthritic Hips and Knees
Your Interest in the injury & care process combined with participation in the treatment plan design and then compliance with the treatment plan will set you up for success. Best outcomes are achieved when we work together, client and therapist(s), with a keen eye on what you want to achieve from your rehab efforts.
For further information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 709-753-0155, email: firstname.lastname@example.org