Acupuncture was developed in China over a millennia ago with writings dating back to 100 B.C. Over the past few decades, acupuncture has become a popular treatment option for pain management and/or biomechanical dysfunctions.
What is acupuncture?
The acupuncture technique practised at the Robichaud-Lévesque Clinic is called Biomedical or Neuroanatomical Acupuncture. This particular approach consists of the stimulation of acupuncture points and specific neuroanatomical structures for therapeutic purposes.
How does it work?
Stimulating acupuncture points and neuroanatomical structures, through the use of acupuncture needles or a laser probe results in increased local blood flow, enhancing oxygen delivery to the tissue, as well as decreased muscle hypertonicity coupled with decreased nociceptive (pain) output. These physiological responses result in pain mediation and can help alleviate a number of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Acupuncture can also help re-initiate the healing process through management of inflammatory pathways.
Practitioners at the Robichaud-Lévesque Clinic also utilize dry needling techniques complementing acupuncture treatments.