Prota Clinic Acupuncture
Prota Clinic is your premier destination in Winnipeg for all of your acupuncture needs! Prota Clinic is pleased to offer acupuncture as a form of rehabilitation to help you reduce your bodily pains and help speed up your recovery. Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body referred to as acupuncture points.
Acupuncture can be used for a variety of reasons and is proven to be effective when treating the following:
- Myofascial pain
- Arthritic pain
- Chronic back or neck pain
- Jaw/TMJ pain
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel
What is the Basis Behind Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used for a variety of purposes. Acupuncture stimulates the body to release endorphins which decreases pain while promoting healing and relaxation. Acupuncture can activate specific nerve fibers which relieves pain associated with neurological injuries such as carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome and nerve injuries at the neck or back. Additionally, acupuncture can promote lymphatic drainage which will aid in decreasing swelling.
What to Expect?
Everyone will respond differently to acupuncture. Upon insertion of the needle, a slight “prick” may be felt (comparable to a mosquito bite). This process is often painless. A dull ache felt during treatment is considered normal. Sessions will vary from 15 to 45 minutes. Following treatment, pain relief may occur immediately, or within 24 hours. The number of suggested treatments will vary with each injury, depending on the specifics of the treatment plan.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been proven to decrease stress, muscular tension, and pain. At Prota Clinic, we use acupuncture as an adjunct to treatment. For that reason, we will suggest stretches, exercises and anything else to promote a speedy recover, in conjunction with physiotherapy and athletic therapy.
Please contact Prota Clinic to meet with one of our knowledgeable therapists today.