Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese health care technique that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The practice is based on the belief that there are patterns of energy (Chi) that flow through the body and imbalances in this flow cause diseases. Acupuncture rectifies the flow of Chi by puncturing identifiable points close to the skin.
Acupuncture involves different type of procedures that stimulate anatomical locations on or in the skin by penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light. The number of sessions that may be required and gap between sessions depends on individual to individual. The initial diagnosis session may last up to 60 minutes while subsequent visits typically last about 30 minutes. Approximately 5 to 20 needles are used in a normal procedure and the needles stay in place for about 10 to 20 minutes while you are lying still.
Acupuncture therapy is known to facilitate unrestricted flow of chi in the body and stimulate function, triggering the body’s natural healing process. Modern research has proven acupuncture’s effectiveness and its impact on the nervous system and relief from spinal pain. Acupuncture therapy has been reported to relieve chronic back pain and is documented to have caused as much as a 15% greater improvement in patients as compared to people who were taking medications and undergoing standard chiropractic care.
Please contact Dr. Arnie Glatter at 905-840-1330 for more details about acupuncture Brampton and its benefits. We provide acupuncture in Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon and Woodbridge, Ontario.