Many of Shift’s Healthcare Providers offer Acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment method or adjunct technique in combination with other therapeutic approaches, as needed.
This simple and effective treatment combines the insertion of fine needles and at times, the use of electrical stimulation to stimulate nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Various substances are released that cause an increase of local blood flow that encourages natural tissue healing. Acupuncture relaxes muscle tissue by inactivating myofascial trigger points, reduces pain, changes autonomic activity and encourages varied neuroendocrine and immune responses. Acupuncture also has a calming effect and produces a sensation of well-being. It is both safe and effective.
Our therapists use sterile, one-time-use needles which are disposed of in a safe and sanitary way. Acupuncture can be used on its own, or in conjunction with physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic or osteopathy treatments.
Acupuncture can be used to treat several conditions, including:
- Neurological and muscular disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck and back pain
- Sports injuries
- Neuritis and facial pain