Whether your knees, shoulders, back or neck, acupuncture is used to treat many forms of musculoskeletal pain.
Acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins. Further, it helps 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.
Instead of focusing on individual symptoms for people suffering from pain, Sophie focuses on treating the root cause with emphasis on the entire body. The results are effective and long lasting. Acupuncture activates your own internal healing system, so the results may be effective and long-lasting.
After weekly acupuncture treatments with Sophie, you may experience:
- Less pain
- More movement
- Sleep better
- Faster recovery
- Less over-the-counter medication use
You will feel refreshed, relaxed and have a renewed sense of well-being after a session. So, in many cases, the symptoms are diminished the following day after treatment.
Treatments are covered by many extended health insurance plans, as Sophie is a Registered Acupuncturist. Please refer to your employer’s benefits package summary for coverage details.