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Medical Acupuncture at Athlete's Care Ottawa

We offer medical acupuncture services at our two convenient Ottawa locations as part of a spectrum of sports medicine services. Many of the medical professionals at our Ottawa clinics including physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists, have obtained their specialization in Medical Acupuncture and offer it alone or in conjunction with other treatments.

What is Medical Acupuncture?

The medical acupuncture services offered at our Ottawa clinics are contemporary medical procedures offered by certified healthcare professionals. Medical acupuncture is a modern technique that uses an ancient idea, namely the stimulation of specific peripheral nerves using acupuncture needles. The fine, hollow acupuncture needles are carefully and precisely inserted under the skin at specific sites or nodes. Manual or electrical stimulation may then be added to accentuate the effect. Medical acupuncture as it is offered in our Ottawa clinics has been shown to help relieve pain and other symptoms caused by abnormal functioning of the neurological, immune or other systems. Patients may experience increased mobility among many other beneficial effects that have been noted with the use of medical acupuncture. The needles generally remain in place for approximately 20 minutes and are only used once.

Modern healthcare professionals have adopted medical acupuncture because of its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions. What was once a mystery to Western medicine has become a valuable tool in alleviating pain and many other symptoms.

Your Ottawa Medical Acupuncture Consultation

The Medical Acupuncturists at our Ottawa clinics are highly trained and certified following a rigorous accredited university program of study that includes hundreds of hours of study, practice, practical workshops and other activities. The program is only available to those who are already qualified medical professionals as an adjunct to their other practices.

Our Ottawa-based Medical Acupuncture Team uses contemporary techniques to treat neurological and other dysfunctions that result in pain and other debilitating symptoms. Medical acupuncture treatments can help to relieve pain as well as improve circulation and limited mobility. Depending on the nature of the injury and/or disorder, medical acupuncture treatments from our Ottawa clinics can provide temporary relief from symptoms or they may provide a permanent solution. Medical acupuncture is often used to treat the symptoms of chronic conditions such as,

• Back, neck and shoulder pain
• Sciatica
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Headaches
• Shin splints
• Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
• Rotator cuff tendonitis
• Movement disorders
• Sports injuries
• Chronic pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis and neuritis

Treatments are typically repetitive and require several courses of needle insertion. Medical acupuncture may be used in conjunction with other pain management options such as chiropractic, physiotherapy or massage therapy treatments in our Ottawa clinics. At Athlete's Care, we value the multidisciplinary model of treatment to provide comprehensive care to all of our clients.

Booking Your Medical Acupuncture Appointment in Ottawa

Medical acupuncture treatments are available from a variety of medical professionals at our two convenient locations on Bank Street and Merivale Road in Ottawa. Call us or visit one of our locations to book your appointment today.

Medical acupuncture may be covered by some private health insurance plans. Check your policy or plan to be sure.