Pain treatment

Pain treatment

Acupuncture can treat muscular, joint, tendon, and ligament pain.


By inserting needles into the muscle, it restores blood circulation and releases endorphins, which have a sedative, calming, and relaxing effect. This promotes tissue regeneration, particularly in myofascial disorders (trigger points). For tendons and ligaments, which have limited vascularity, needling creates favorable microtraumas in the connective tissue, accelerating cellular regeneration.

Research shows that stimulating specific acupuncture points directly affects the production of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and adenosine, which have a direct impact on pain by relaxing muscle tension and managing pain. Acupuncture also reduces inflammation through its circulatory activation and tissue regeneration actions. It enhances mobility, improves function, and aids in quickly regaining appropriate range of motion.

Chronic pain is often accompanied by other symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disorders, irritability, mood swings, discouragement, depression, and anxiety.

The holistic approach of acupuncture not only addresses the pain but also the associated symptoms or factors that may exacerbate it. The physical and emotional aspects of pain are interconnected.

Acupuncture can relieve pain, reduce medication requirements with the support of a medical doctor, and minimize suffering to improve quality of life.

Examples of pain conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include sports injuries, neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, bursitis, tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis, torticollis, migraines, headaches, phantom pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and more.

Most private insurances fully or partially cover acupuncture treatments. Additionally, no prescription is required to see an acupuncturist. Please inquire with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.

The CNESST (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), IVAC (Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels), and SAAQ (Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec) cover acupuncture. Acupuncture can accelerate the healing process by relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and helping you overcome potential post-traumatic stress. For this type of treatment, a medical prescription and authorization from CNESST or SAAQ are necessary. Please discuss this with your doctor for a prescription.

For any questions or inquiries about acupuncture, you can contact us at Physiothérapie Boisbriand at 450-430-4459. We will be happy to provide you with answers to your questions.