Acupuncture FAQs

Acupuncture has been proven effective in treating a number of health issues. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, we can incorporate acupuncture in your chiropractic care treatment. Here are some commonly asked questions about acupuncture.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture entails placing thin, sterile needles in strategic locations on your body to stimulate the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters, and other natural hormones in your body to relieve pain and help promote healing of diverse medical issues. It can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care to treat chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, muscle stiffness, headaches and migraines, and more.

Where Are the Needles Placed?

Depending on the condition being treated, our acupuncturist may place needles at or below your elbows, knees, back, abdomen, legs, feet, forehead, ears, or other locations with trigger points.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

When performed by our licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is a safe, effective, and painless means of treating a number of acute and chronic conditions. Working with our experienced acupuncturist ensures you get optimal results from your treatment.

How Many Acupuncture Sessions Do I Need?

This depends on the condition you’re treating. Some medical conditions respond quicker to acupuncture treatments than others. Our acupuncturist will monitor your progress and schedule your sessions accordingly.

Can I Combine Acupuncture with Other Therapies?

Yes, acupuncture can be combined with other therapies to include massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic care, or other methods that improve your health and wellness.

What Are the Benefits Acupuncture?

Like other aspects of chiropractic care, acupuncture is a holistic, drug-free means of treating pain and helping your body heal naturally. That eliminates your risk of side effects or becoming addicted to prescription medications. After each session, our acupuncturist will examine your body’s response to your treatment and make whatever changes are necessary to expedite your recovery.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Acupuncturist in Nanaimo, BC

If you are experiencing chronic pain, we can help. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, we provide acupuncture, chiropractic care, and more to alleviate pain and help your body heal. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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