Acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles as fine as a human hair into specific acupuncture or neuro-anatomical points of the body to achieve a therapeutic response. For your health and safety only sterile, single use, disposable needles are used at Acupuncture Regina.
HealthWorks Acupuncture Regina has both massage therapists and a physiotherapist certified and trained in both the McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program and the Acupuncture Canada (AFCI) program. We have been serving Regina and the Regina area since 2004.
HealthWorks is also the first acupuncture clinic in Regina and in all of Western Canada to have massage therapists trained in medical acupuncture.
At HealthWorks Acupuncture Regina, your treatment will consist of a thorough initial assessment to determine if acupuncture would be a suitable treatment technique to assist in the recovery of your condition. A series of subsequent treatments will be tailored to your specific needs.
Acupuncture Regina provides treatment mainly for neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. The World Health Organization has identified acupuncture to be beneficial for: arthritis, chronic and acute pain, headaches, neck and back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, tennis or golfers elbow, tendonitis, sciatica, addictions, insomnia and many others.
Book an appointment for your treatment at HealthWorks Acupuncture Regina or call 306-525-0007.
Sports acupuncture can be an effective alternative treatment for managing the pain and swelling of soft tissue injuries, such as torn ligaments. As well as bringing fresh blood and nutrients to the site of the injury to promote healing, acupuncture can release endorphins to relieve pain, and speed up your recovery.
Learn more about how acupuncture can help sports injuries.
To get the most from your sports acupuncture treatment you should avoid physical exercise for that day. Give your body the time it needs to rest, rebalance and heal.
Sports acupuncture treatment starts with a general functional assessment and a more detailed assessment of the injured or problem area. One of the major problems the assessment is trying to uncover is muscular inhibition. Musculature that is found to be inhibited is treated with specialized electroacupuncture to restore full muscle function. Nerve supply is also stimulated, including spinal nerves. Soft tissue techniques such as myofascial and Graston style treatments are also incorporated for areas of muscular tightness, spasm or dysfunction.
Ken Ansell is one of only a few practitioners in Western Canada offering specialized sports acupuncture in Regina and regularly has patients travel from other cities and Provinces to receive this acupuncture treatment.
There are several different types of vertigo, one of the most common is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. It is a condition where small crystalline particles develop inside the inner ear.
Once an assessment and determination of BPPV is made, generally the condition can be resolved within a couple of treatments. Typical BPPV treatment at HealthWorks consists of using a modified Epley maneuver where the person is taken through a series of head positions to flush the particles out of the ear canal. Acupuncture can be used after the maneuver to target the vestibular system.
We care about your overall health and for that reason we offer an Acupuncture Smoking Cessation Program. This acupuncture for smoking program is highly successful and can be used alone or in conjunction with other stop smoking aids you may be already taking, such as the patch, gum, or prescriptions. Healthworks’ acupuncture to quit smoking program can be successful in as little as three treatments.
Research has shown that a series of acupuncture treatments may help those who suffer from chronic shoulder and back pain. Acupuncture stimulates parts of the nervous system which triggers opioid-like chemicals, and releases endorphins and neurotransmitters that shut off pain.
If you are looking for a non-medicinal, opioid-free approach to headache treatment, HealthWorks Acupuncture Regina offers acupuncture for headaches and migraines which can be beneficial for relieving pain. Massage therapy may also help.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “imbalances in brain chemicals – including serotonin, which helps regulate pain in your nervous system – also may be involved. Serotonin and other related chemical levels drop during migraine attacks. This may cause your trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to your brain’s outer covering (meninges). The result is migraine pain.” Acupuncture treatments have been shown in many studies to affect the levels of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and endorphins, including serotonin, which may be why acupuncture for headaches tends to also provide significant improvement to patients with migraines.
Acupuncture therapy helps relieve sciatica pain and keeps it from coming back. Acupuncture for sciatica pain relief works by stimulating the central nervous system, which, in turn, triggers the release of serotonin and other brain chemicals that alter the experience of pain and speed nerve repair. This also aids in reducing inflammation, improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing the local circulation of the blood in the smallest blood vessels, which also aids in lowering swelling.