Medical Acupuncture in Downtown Vancouver

Medical Acupuncture is often incorporated into many different physiotherapy treatment plans. Dating back nearly 2000 years, acupuncture consists of placing needles throughout the body to redirect the flow of blood and Qi (energy), as pain can occur when blood and energy are blocked. Acupuncture was developed to stimulate the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. These chemicals mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in pain relief, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s own internal regulation systems.

Through acupuncture, the practitioner restores the blocked blood and energy flow by stimulating particular points on the body. When these acupuncture points are stimulated, it unblocks the area, resolving the pain, and restoring the balance of the body. This practice can often provide instant pain relief, accelerating a return to normal movement. Also, it is a holistic treatment method and may improve mood, energy and sleep patterns as well.

At Sitka Physio & Wellness, we have seen remarkable success with medical acupuncture and many patients have noted relief after just one treatment.