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Winnipeg Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture services winnipeg

What to Expect During Acupuncture Treatments:

Acupuncture points are located throughout the body. Sometimes the appropriate points are far removed from the area of pain. The physiotherapist informs the patient about the general site of the planned treatment and if any clothing needs to be removed. If appropriate, a gown, towel, or sheet will be provided for proper draping. The patient then lies on a treatment table in a comfortable position.

Acupuncture needles are very thin, so insertion creates very little if any discomfort. A mild aching sensation may occur. Typically, acupuncture is very relaxing, and clients will sometimes even fall asleep in a safe position. It is important to let your therapist know if any of the points are uncomfortable throughout your treatment and they will come and remove or adjust the needles. Acupuncture needles are left in for 15-40 minutes and then discarded in a sharps container to be safely disposed of at a local pharmacy.

Who should NOT be needled?

If you have the following you should not be needled:

  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Active infection
  • Pacemaker
  • Extreme anxiety about being needled
  • Consent denied from the patient
  • Compromised immune system
  • Pacemaker

If you have the following you should discuss with your practitioner and proceed with caution:

  • Allergy to metals
  • Bleeding Disorders/on anticoagulants
  • Extreme hypersensitivity
  • Recent surgery
  • Vascular disease
  • Cognitive impairment limiting ability for informed consent

If you are unsure if acupuncture is right for you, please reach out to our Zen Team for more information!

Acupuncture Services In Winnipeg

Zen Physiotherapy sometimes uses acupuncture as a complement to other physiotherapy treatments for a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. Certified practitioners stimulate specific points in the body most commonly by inserting thin needles into the skin using pre mapped out, anatomical lines in the body called meridians. It can stimulate endorphin release, circulation surrounding the points to promote healing and removal of swelling and helps to release myofascial tension.

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi (energy flow) in the body. Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, unblocking this qi travelling along the meridians. Western scientific research believes acupuncture stimulates neurohormonal pathways

What can acupuncture treat:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Acute pain
  • Headaches
  • Myofascial tension
  • TMD/TMJ/Jaw pain
  • Osteoarthritis

& much more!

*Please note that an initial physiotherapy assessment is required prior to Acupuncture only treatments to determine points of treatment.


  • FREE With A Physiotherapy Session
  • Acupuncture Only Treatments: $45

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