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Dry Needling Acupuncture StepUp Barrie

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StepUp is your locally owned and operated Dry Needling Acupuncture Clinic in Barrie. Our Physiotherapists provide hands-on manipulations, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic rehabilitation and more! Book your next Acupuncture appointment at StepUp Barrie.

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Why Choose StepUp Dry Needling Acupuncture?

Our Acupuncturist at StepUp Barrie create a personalized approach to treatment that enables our patients to reach their rehabilitation goals quickly. We focus not just on treatment, but educating our clients on how to self-treat their condition at home to promote a quick rehabilitation. Our aim is to make your road to recovery as effective and short-termed as possible so that you can get you back to your optimal well-being.

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What is Dry Needling Acupuncture?

Dry Needling Acupuncture treatments involve the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the bodyís meridians (detailed lines mapped along the human body) to clear blockages and encourage the normal function of the individual. It is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.

Does It Really Work?

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the following:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Decrease naseau/morning sickness
  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Low back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Postoperative pain
  • Improved body function

Needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes during which time the practitioner may manipulate the needles in order to strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi.


Do the Needles Hurt?

Thereís not one answer to this question, but, in general, most people feel minimal pain when needles are inserted, and some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are inserted, you will not feel pain. The thin, solid stainless steel construction of acupuncture needles makes them much less painful than the hollow needles used in blood draws, etc.

We used disposable needles, so there is no risk of infection.

Do you use fresh packs of needles for each treatment?

Absolutely. The needles are sterile and for one-time use only.

How many treatments are necessary?

It really depends on each individual. Most acute issues resolve in five to ten treatments, while more treatments are needed for chronic conditions. Benefits of acupuncture are cumulative. In most cases, patients start to feel a difference after their third treatment; however, in many cases, Iíve seen results after their first treatment. It is very important to follow the treatment plan that is designed for you in order to see results.

Is acupuncture covered under extended healthcare?

Most extended insurance plans cover acupuncture treatments. Please contact your insurance provider to determine how much is covered in a fiscal year.

Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture is not painful. You may feel a minimal sensation when a very fine sterile needle passes through the skin. Some sensations that are totally common during acupuncture include feelings of heaviness, heat and pressure, though not to the extent of being uncomfortable. A vast majority of patients fall asleep during their treatments!

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