Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise stimulation technique, in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into a traditional acupuncture point, and certain nerve fibres are stimulated, which results in a nerve impulse being sent to the spinal cord. In addition, the nerve impulse produced by the acupuncture needle is also transmitted to the periaqueductal gray area of the mid-brain,  to suppress the transmission of the pain impulse, as well as an anti-inflammatory effect.

Modern acupuncture needles are made out of stainless steel and come in various lengths and gauges of width. Medical acupuncture may also use a low frequency electrical stimulation to the needles.

Acupuncture is essentially painless. Although some people may experience a slight pinch as the needle is inserted, many feel nothing at all. Once inserted, the needles remain in place for approximately 20-30 minutes. Because modern acupuncture needles are disposable and used only once, there is no risk of transmitting infections from one person to another.

Acupuncture Benefits

Recent research has found acupuncture to have positive results in the treatment of chronic low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, and management of chronic pain conditions. Other musculoskeletal conditions commonly treated with medical acupuncture include tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, muscle strains, joint sprains, headaches, migraines and repetitive strain injuries. Medical acupuncture helps to restore your bodys natural nerve and muscle tone, increases blood flow and provides pain relief for chronic conditions.


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Office Location: 632 South Pelham Rd, Unit A, Welland, ON  L3C 3C8 (Google Map)

Phone: (905) 892-2874
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Mon.: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tues.: 9:45am – 5:00pm
Wed.: 9:45am – 5:00pm
Thur.: 9:45am – 5:00pm
Fri. Sat & Sun: Closed

Mulholland Massage Therapy is a wheelchair accessible facility.