Acupuncture and Occupational Therapy

Acupuncture can be a helpful adjunct therapy, helping people participate in everyday life. It may be worth considering in the following situations:

  • Arthritis – reducing inflammation and pain
  • Sleep issues (insomnia, fatigue, sleep apnoea) – regulating hormones and improving blood flow
  • Spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke recovery – increasing mobility, reducing paralysis and improving overall health
  • Neurological diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases) – increasing overall health and preventing further degeneration
  • Mental health – reducing anxiety and depression, which becomes a part of all mental health presentations

Acupuncture is a holistic therapy that promotes overall health and well-being.

The time for a course of treatments tend to vary, depending on the health of the patient. We expect a significant change within 4-6 weeks, and recommend weekly treatments for at least 4 weeks.

For patients with severe impairment, or chronic issues for over 5 years, we may prescribe a second or third course of treatments.

Sources:

Fang JQ, Shao XM, Effect of electroacupuncture at “Zusanli” (ST 36) and “Sanyinjiao” (SP 6) on collagen-induced arthritis and secretory function of knee-joint synoviocytes in rats
Ma GZ. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2009 Apr;34(2):93-6. [Article in Chinese]
Liu SY, Hsieh CL, Wei TS, Liu PT, Chang YJ, Li TC.  Acupuncture stimulation improves balance function in stroke patients: a single-blinded controlled, randomized study. Am J Chin Med. 2009;37(3):483-94.

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