What is Medical Acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic method that uses the insertion of fine needles to encourage natural healing, relieve pain, relax tight or tense muscles, and improve function of affected areas of the body.
This technique results in endorphin release, the body’s natural pain relieving chemical, and can be used to treat a variety of painful muscle, joint and nerve conditions.
Benefits of Medical Acupuncture
Medical Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic, such as:
- Neurological or muscular disorders
- Neck and back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Sports injuries
- …and many more
What to Expect
Medical Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and into the muscles to promote muscle relaxation and healing. Needle insertion is not painful. Once the needles are in place there should be no discomfort.
Treatment sessions usually last between 15 and 30 minutes. Relief may be immediate or occur within a few hours, or after a few days.
Dr. Andrew Janzen, BSc., DC
Dr. Janzen’s training was taken through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. He completed the necessary training hours and passed both a written and practical examination to meet the World Health Organization’s standard for practicing Acupuncture.
Dr. Janzen provides medical acupuncture as part of his services at his clinic in Cochrane, Alberta.