Acupuncture is one the world’s oldest medical practices, with records of its use and practice dating as far back as 2,200 years ago. Originating in China, it follows the belief that ailments and disease can be healed through the stimulation of various points on our bodies. Acupuncture since spread from mainland China and over the centuries flourished in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other countries in East and South East Asia, Europe, and most recently North America and Australia, acupuncture has been proven safe alternative to harmful drugs and painkillers for relieving pain following an operation or a car accident. In fact, acupuncture has become so established that the provincial government of Ontario does regulate the practice and is taking steps to create a medical college for Acupuncturists to belong to (Acupuncture Toronto). Clearly a sign that what was once regarded as an alternative medicine with origins in traditional Chinese philosophy has now become a legitimate medical practice alongside our own Western Medical Practices.
Acupuncture began to flourish in North America since its initial unveiling in the 1970s because of its capability to use the body’s own healing abilities rather than unnatural chemicals and drugs. Both the World Health Organization and the US National Institutes of Health have released reports that state that acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of neurological conditions and pain. Acupuncture is a method we firmly stand behind as many clients suffering from pain and wanting treatment and relief are against the use of strong and highly addictive narcotics. It is already a difficult period of time for someone following a motor vehicle collision, with that person focusing solely on healing and getting their life reorganized, it should not have to be complicated with the fear of over medication and developing a reliance on painkillers to which acupuncture is a safe alternative.
Following a motor vehicle accident the most common areas found to be injured are the Neck, Shoulder, Upper and Lower Back and various joints throughout the body. Headaches and migraines of varying strengths are also known to arise as a result of an accident. Due to acupuncture ’s proven merits it is now almost impossible to find a rehabilitation centre that does not offer this service. Many patients note fast and effective results when receiving acupuncture and other complementing treatments as relief to their injured areas. Our aim is to see everyone of our client’s regain the aptitude and way of life they enjoyed prior to their accident. Acupuncture is covered by auto insurers under Accident Benefits and we fight to ensure you receive the treatment needed to attain your goal of a full recovery.
We are delighted every time we hear from a client that the pain and stiffness muscles they found unbearable following the accident have now become relaxed and the pain subsided, allowing them to return to enjoying life as they once did with the aid of acupuncture.
A motor vehicle accident is a terrible thing and in our perfect vision of a world they would never occur. But we want you to know that we are here to assist and help you during this difficult period. We stand alongside you, get you the benefits you require, and ensure you receive the help and treatment needed for a fast and safe recovery.