Acupuncture is used to treat many forms of musculoskeletal pain whether it’s in your knee, shoulder, back or neck.
It is proposed that acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.
In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones, thus affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature.
Acupuncture is used to treat various types of pain including:
- Knee pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ
- Endometriosis pain
- Lower back pain
- Muscle injuries
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Adhesions where scar tissue has formed
The may treatment help with many inflammatory points and it can release your ‘feel good’ hormones known as endorphins.
For people suffering from pain, Sophie takes a holistic approach and focuses on treating the root cause with emphasis on the entire body rather than individual symptoms. Acupuncture activates your own internal healing system and the results may be effective and long-lasting.
After getting weekly acupuncture treatments with Sophie, you may experience:
- Less pain
- More movement
- Sleep better
- Faster recovery
- Less over-the-counter medication use
After a session, you may feel refreshed, relaxed and have a renewed sense of well-being. In many cases, the symptoms are diminished the following day after treatment.
Sophie is a Registered Acupuncturist, so the treatments are covered by many extended health insurance plans. Please refer to your employer’s benefits package summary for coverage details.