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Acupuncture can be a wonderful part of a preventative self care routine. Regular treatments help to balance the body and mind and regulate most systems in the body. Acupuncture sends messages to the brain which then causes the release of healing chemicals and reactions. Acupuncture is proven to cause the release of endorphins and serotonin, the feel good substances in the body.
Acupuncture can help with the following symptoms:
- Digestive Complaints
- Skin Conditions
- Low Energy
- Low Mood
- Sleep Difficulties
- Athletic Recovery
INJURIES AND PAIN
Get Back to Active, Pain Free Living
Acupuncture for Pain in Barrie
Acupuncture is an effective tool when dealing with acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture increases circulation and releases pain relieving chemicals in the body. Direct needling of specific muscles and fascia causes postural changes in the body and this has a direct impact on pain.
Most people experience immediate pain relief after an acupuncture session. Continued treatments are recommended depending on how long you’ve been dealing with the issue. Usually within 6-8 treatments the effects of pain relief will be long lasting and sometimes permanent. Maintenance treatments may be necessary if your activities aggravate the issue.
Other modalities are often included for pain conditions. Cupping and gua sha are great tools for releasing fascial restrictions and adhesions and can also be very relaxing and sedating. Acupressure is also used to find and alleviate trigger points in muscles. It can also be used to prep the muscles for needling.
The following pain conditions respond well to acupuncture:
- Sports Injuries
- Muscle sprains/strains
- back pain
- neck pain
- shoulder pain
- knee pain
- hip pain
- chronic/acute pain
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When it comes to Women’s Health, the goal is to balance the hormones. If our hormones are in disharmony many of our systems will be disrupted and everything from sleep to digestion to menstrual cycles can be affected. Acupuncture has a direct impact on the reproductive system and stimulates the body to regulate natural processes.
If you are trying to conceive, acupuncture can also help support this process. Wherever you are in your fertility journey, trying to conceive naturally or going through the IVF process, regular acupuncture treatments will help stimulate blood flow to the uterus and regulate the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis.
Acupuncture can help with:
- Painful Periods
- Heavy periods
- Irregular cycle
- Amennorrhea (lack of period)
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Pregnancy & Post-partum support
- Fertility support
Stress and Anxiety Management
Feeling Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious? Ready to feel at home in your body again?
Life is busy these days and the constant on-the-go lifestyle can be hard to keep up with both mentally and physically. Your body becomes hard wired to always be in a responsive mode. If you don’t take the necessary down time, eventually your body won’t be able to turn itself off. This kind of stress leads to anxiety, difficulty relaxing, restless sleep, and an inability to quiet the mind.
Acupuncture interrups the stress cycle and sends messages to your brain that it’s time to rest and reset. Acupuncture can help with stress and anxiety by:
- improving sleep
- activating the parasympathetic nervous system
- releasing endorphins and serotonin (feel good chemicals)
- calming the body and mind
- increasing relaxation
- decreasing pain
- supports energy levels
- eases anxiousness and irritability