What is Acupuncture

An acupuncturist is a health provider who can treat a wide variety of conditions using thin needles inserted at various points of the body. Originating in ancient China, it’s now used widely to treat everything from low back pain to infertility. In treating patients with acupuncture, an acupuncturist can also educate patients. Physiotherapy Now 

Local Acupuncturist

Cindy Au-Yeung

Cindy Au-Yeung

Acupuncturist
Grimsby, ON
David Gabriele

David Gabriele

R.Ac
Acupuncturist
Oakville, ON
Joshua Noble

Joshua Noble

Acupuncturist
Oakville, ON

Lieon Kit, DPT, MEd, CSCS, MCPA, Physiotherapist, discusses Acupuncture Treatments And Physiotherapy

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture is a wonderful therapeutic technique that physiotherapists utilize to help relieve pain and inflammation as well as to help remote healing in the body.

It’s really well used in our clinical settings. Anatomical acupuncture is a modern approach to traditional Chinese acupuncture. Physiotherapists are trained in anatomical acupuncture by combining the knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and physiology, to determine if acupuncture is what’s best for you.

The effects of it is one, in a traditional sense is actually helping balance the flow of energy and blood in the body to give it a harmonious balance. But more recently the research has shown that the acupuncture has been able to help produce a pain-relieving substance called endorphins, as well as help stimulate our body in producing a hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone – ACTH for short.

And this will help control inflammation in the body, so it kind of mimics some of the drugs that you may be taking for pain as well as inflammation in as much of a natural way to do that through acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a great technique for acute inflammation and acute pain suffered from like a motor vehicle accident or a sports injury. It is really best to come in early, your physiotherapist will determine which acupuncture points to insert the needles into, and then from there they will put the needles in there for about 15 minutes and let the client relax and then take them out.

Some people feel relief immediately, some people may feel relief after about two to three days, usually within the week they definitely should see some improvement. About 80 to 90 percent of patients respond fairly well to this type of treatment.

If you have any more questions about physiotherapy or acupuncture itself you should speak to your physiotherapist and let them do a proper evaluation and assessment to determine if acupuncture will be the best way to get your treatment started.

You might visit a physiotherapist for information on what is, conditions, side effects, symptoms and treatments related to anatomical acupuncture, intramuscular stimulation, pain management and mobilization.

Presenter: Mr. Lieon Kit, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Acupuncturist

Cindy Au-Yeung

Cindy Au-Yeung

Acupuncturist
Grimsby, ON
David Gabriele

David Gabriele

R.Ac
Acupuncturist
Oakville, ON
Joshua Noble

Joshua Noble

Acupuncturist
Oakville, ON
Mr. Mort Neek

Mr. Mort Neek

TCM Practitioner
Acupuncturist
Etobicoke, ON
Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

RAc
Acupuncturist
Milton, ON
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Ashley Alton

R.TCMP, RH
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Naomi Frank

Naomi Frank

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Drew Nesbitt

Drew Nesbitt

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Cynthia McGilvray

Cynthia McGilvray

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

R.Ac. Masage Therapist
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Yuval Blum

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Mr. Paul Lewis Lewis

Mr. Paul Lewis Lewis

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Michelle Kapler

RAc, RH
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Jon Handel

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Mr. Ryo Nakagawa

R.Ac
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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John Leung

RMT, R.Ac
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Laura Shin

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Rose Hong Liu

R.TCMP, R.Ac
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Anna Dix

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Julian Jones

R.TCMP, R.Ac
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Caroline Prodoehl

Caroline Prodoehl

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
Alison Cheung

Alison Cheung

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Mr. Philip Allan Jacobs

R.TCMP
Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Anne Clossen

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Amrit Singh

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Leny Carbone

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Toronto, ON
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Chris Savidge

Acupuncturist
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Angie Tobon

Acupuncturist
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Ryan Longenecker

Acupuncturist
Toronto, ON
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Noel Wright

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Acupuncturist
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Kevin Liu

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
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Derek Shin

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Katherine Chekhter

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Thornhill, ON
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David E Chung

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Brampton, ON
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Fanny Ip

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Markham, ON
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Inga Spatari

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Maple, ON
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Cindy Huang

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JP Brunelle

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Kelli Irvine Zigman

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Maara Mulgrew

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Laurie Harnett

RAc
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St. John's, NL
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Skye Van Munster

Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Calgary, AB
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Jennifer Nelson

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Calgary, AB
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Chris Sitter

RAc, RMT
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Calgary, AB
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Maria Wristen

RAc
Acupuncturist
Calgary, AB
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Marjorie Copithorn

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Calgary, AB
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Jessica McDonald

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Calgary, AB
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Brenna Bouchard

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Sarah Subchuk

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Ryan Samuels

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Kelowna, BC
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Kelsey Jackson McKenzie

Acupuncturist
Chilliwack, BC
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Dr. Rod LeBlanc

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Dr. Sung Soo Yoon

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Stephen Ko

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Acupuncturist
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Angela Foran

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Ryan Thompson

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Kim Graham

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Acupuncturist
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Dr. Dale Brooks

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Vicki Im

RAc
Acupuncturist
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Jennifer Jellis

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Vancouver, BC
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Acupuncturist
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Byoung-Jin Na

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Acupuncturist
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Annie Kung

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
Vancouver, BC
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Julianne Petersen R. Ac

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Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Gabrielle Steinberg

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Acupuncturist
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Dr. Lorne Brown

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Vancouver, BC
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Katie Tang

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Acupuncturist
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Haley Jardine

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Matthew Gindin

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Vancouver, BC
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Ms. JZ Brown

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Sarah McGuire

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Vancouver, BC
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Nicole Longstaff

RAc
Acupuncturist
Vancouver, BC
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Amanda Beisel

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Karen Lam

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Acupuncturist
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Delphine Baumer

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R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
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Kiem Schutter

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Acupuncturist
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Dr. Eyal Lebel,

TCM, MH
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Patricia Petersen

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Acupuncturist
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Katherine Smyth

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Acupuncturist
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Scott Livingstone

R.Ac.
Acupuncturist
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Acupuncturist
Richmond, BC
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Jill Moran

Acupuncturist
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Gillian Marsollier

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Victoria, BC
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Acupuncturist
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