Traditionally practised in Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a pain management technique in which an acupuncturist targets specific locations on the body using thin needles on or in the skin. Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation acupuncturists can assist patients with chronic conditions including migraine and tension headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. Acupuncturists address a range of conditions from depression to fertility problems, but acupuncture is most commonly used as pain management for the chronic conditions listed above, either alone or as a component of a treatment plan.
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