Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture involves inserting sterile needles into muscles to stimulate increased blood flow to decrease inflammation and pain.

What is Medical Acupuncture?

At Rebuild Physiotherapy we use a combination of acupuncture with manual therapy and exercise.  When acupuncture is paired with manual therapy our patients get better even faster.

What is an acupuncture treatment like?

Medical acupuncture involves inserting needles into muscles to help relieve pain and improve function. With the skillful touch of your physiotherapist, this treatment is often painless. The needles are thin, sterile, and one-use needles. The needle stimulate nerve receptors. The nerve receptors send signals to the spinal cord, then to the brain to produce a therapeutic response to the targeted area which includes:

  • Increase blood flow to promote healing.
  • Improve muscle contraction/strength to restore mobility and function.
  • Release endorphins to decrease pain.

​The effect of medical acupuncture is quick and lasting.  Acupuncture will stimulate the release of hormones by the body thereby promoting the body’s own natural healing abilities.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture uses sterile, single-use needles to ensure safety. Your physiotherapist has completed a regulated and comprehensive training program in acupuncture. During your initial assessment your physiotherapist will ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for acupuncture. They practice with utmost care, especially over sensitive areas like the thorax and spine, ensuring a pain-free and effective treatment.

What conditions can medical
acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of medical acupuncture for the treatment of:

  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis, and facial pain
  • Digestive disorders: irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea, and gastritis
  • Menstrual and reproductive problems: dysmenorrhea and peri-menopausal symptoms
  • Urinary tract disorders: prostatitis and bladder dysfunction
  • Respiratory problems: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat, and recurrent respiratory tract infections
  • Stress and psycho-emotional problems

Book an appointment with us!

Rebuild physiotherapy is conveniently located in Toronto’s South Financial District with PATH accessibility.

“I had a bad knee injury after flying off my bike. But was in the middle of training for a marathon. Eric helped me with knee strength building activities to help me recover nicely in time to run!”

– Elaine Yao 

“Eric identified my problem as being due to shoulder impingement…Eric was able to determine what the issue was as well as isolate the specific movements that were triggering the problem. With this knowledge, he provided me with some physio exercises to strengthen the muscles around my deltoids and alleviate the problem.”

– Ice P 

“I went to Eric to relieve me from a frozen shoulder shoulder pain. Eric was quick to point out the problem after the first session and designed a treatment plan based on it. The sessions were really effective and I felt a difference in my shoulder within a week.”

– Bianca P 

“I went to see Eric following a foot injury, and am extremely satisfied with the treatment I received. Right from the first session, he was able to quickly pinpoint the issue and provide me with a plan of action and exercises to address it.”

– Lucas Hawath 

“I came to Eric for wrist pain that I experienced from a sport injury and his care was nothing short of amazing. Eric took the time to understand my personal recovery goals and devised a simple and easy plan for me to reach them.”

– Matthew L. 

“Eric’s knowledge and expertise in physiotherapy were evident from the start. He took the time to thoroughly assess my condition, asking insightful questions and actively listening to my concerns. I am very satisfied with my neck treatment. Highly recommend!”

– Edra Kalemi 

“Eric was an absolute professional. He took time to understand the issue with my shoulder and help with a recovery plan. He was very considerate in building the recovery plan with our lifestyle in mind.”

– Abbhilash M. 

“I came to Eric with a torn quad from soccer and was really worried about how long it would take to rehab. Eric gave a very thorough assessment , paid great attention to detail re. my physical activities and sports. He set me up on a rehab plan that enabled me back to my activities in a relatively short time.”

– Lindsey Craig 

“Eric is a true professional who cares about this patients and offers amazing treatment. Unlike many physios he is completely hands on with his clients, uses electro acupuncture and massage techniques to help alleviate pain speed up recovery.”

– Aizaz Alam 

“Eric was very detailed in his process of understanding of my issue and injury before laying out a clear plan to fix it. I loved that from day one I knew how long it would take and exactly what we would be doing to fix the injury. Worked out exactly like he said it would. Definitely recommend him!”

– Muz B. 
Toronto, ON