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  • What is Western acupuncture?
    Western acupuncture, also known as medical acupuncture, is a therapeutic approach where thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body to elicit physiological responses. It is practiced by healthcare professionals within the context of modern medicine. The key difference between Western acupuncture & traditional Chinese acupuncture lies in their theoretical frameworks & underlying principles. Traditional Chinese acupuncture is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, which emphasizes concepts such as the flow of energy (Qi) along meridians in the body. In contrast, Western acupuncture is based on scientific principles & neurophysiology, focusing on stimulating nerves, muscles & connective tissues to modulate pain and promote healing.
  • What conditions can Western acupuncture help with?
    Western acupuncture can be effective in managing a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological & systemic conditions. It is commonly used to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation & promote relaxation. Conditions treated may include back pain, neck pain, migraines, osteoarthritis, anxiety & more.
  • Is Western acupuncture safe?
    When performed by a qualified & trained practitioner, Western acupuncture is generally safe with minimal side effects. The needles used are sterile & disposable, reducing the risk of infection. It is essential to choose a licensed healthcare provider who has received specialized training in Western acupuncture.
  • What types of professionals are involved in rehabilitation services?
    Rehabilitation teams typically consist of various healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers & recreational therapists. Each professional contributes their expertise to address different aspects of the individual's rehabilitation needs.
  • What can I expect during a session?
    During your initial session, healthcare professionals will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your condition, medical history & treatment goals. Based on this assessment, a personalized treatment plan will be developed, which may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, basic and advanced electrotherapy modalities, functional training, postural correction, pain management & self-management techniques & more.
  • How long does the treatment session last?
    The duration of a treatment session can vary depending on the complexity of your condition & the specific treatments involved. Typically, sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Do I need a referral to see rehabilitation professionals?
    In many cases, you can directly access rehabilitation services without a referral from a doctor. However, some insurance plans or healthcare systems may require a referral for coverage. It is best to check with your insurance provider or healthcare provider for specific requirements.
  • Is rehabilitation covered by insurance?
    Many insurance plans cover rehabilitation services, but coverage varies depending on your provider & policy. It is important to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage, including any co-payments or deductibles.
  • What should I do to prepare for my first appointment?
    If you have any relevant medical history reports (X-rays, MRIs), a list of medications you are taking & a list of questions or concerns, bring them to your first appointment.
  • What should I wear to my first appointment?
    Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. If you are unsure, it is best to call us & ask.
  • Can I get rehabilitation professionals at home?
    Some centers may offer at-home services for patients who are unable to travel to the centre. Contact us for more information.
  • What can I do at home to help my recovery?
    Your rehabilitation professionals will provide you with specific exercises & recommendations to help you manage your condition & improve your recovery at home.
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