Acupuncture in Burlington - Aldershot
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture at our Burlington-based clinic can help you feel calmer while improving your overall well-being, both mentally and physically. Acupuncture is an ancient alternative medicine first originated in China. It uses the insertion of small needles at particular points in the body to encourage pain relief, reduce swelling and pain, and decrease sympathetic system activity.
When used on certain points of the body, acupuncture can stimulate the nervous system. This could help you change your experience of pain and trigger other chemicals and hormones involved in the body’s own regulation system.
Traditional acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the human body, and that these channels can be used to promote balance and health. This energy flow, called Qi, moves throughout the body along 12 main channels known as meridians. They represent the major organs and functions of the body.
What Personal Goals Can Acupuncture Help Achieve?
Our Physiotherapist, Registered Acupuncturist, and Chiropractor are all trained to help you with acupuncture treatment of the following:
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Respiratory system disorders
- Disorders of the eye, ear, nose, and mouth
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Psychological disorders
- Other disorders such as withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs and appetite suppression
Acupuncture may also be used for symptomatic relief of all (but not limited to) the following conditions:
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Postoperative dental pain
- Tennis elbow
What to Expect on Your First Visit
During your first acupuncture visit to our Burlington clinic, you’ll receive a full assessment which involves an in-depth review of your current symptoms and persona history. Based on the assessment, our team will determine next steps and develop the most effective and appropriate treatment plan.
The acupuncturist will very fine sterilized needles under the skin at certain pressure points. Because the needles themselves are very thin, the patient experiences very little discomfort.
After the insertion, the needles may be gently moved or twirled to relieve any pressure or swelling that might be present in a particular area. In addition, the practitioner may also apply heat or a mild electric pulse to the needles inserted in the skin.
Typically, the needles will remain in place for fifteen to thirty minutes while the patient lies still and relaxes. When removed, no sensation of discomfort is usually experienced.
The acupuncturist may recommend more sessions to better assist pain and discomfort, depending on your circumstances. That’s because we don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” approaches. Each client at Pillars of Wellness is unique, and that’s why we aim to take the time and effort to get to know you and what you’re going through — helping you feel better while experiencing the most effective treatment possible.
Free 15 min consultation
Acupuncture Assessment (90 min) = $110
Follow-up treatment (45 min) = $80
Follow-up treatment (30 min) = $65
Auto Insurance: If you have an illness or injury from a motor vehicle accident, health services may be covered under your auto insurance plan.
Extended Health Benefits: If you are receiving long-term disability income from an insurance program, your program may cover various health services, or you might have a work benefits package which covers a portion of the health services.
Veterans Affairs: If you are a Canadian armed forces veteran, the Department of Veteran Affairs may cover health services.
Private Services: At Pillars of Wellness we offer competitive rates within the standards of our regulatory colleges. We accept payment through cash, credit or debit. Please contact us for more details related to service feesBook An Appointment