A holistic approach to concussion management by targeting symptoms such as headaches, sleep difficulties, cognitive issues, emotional imbalances, and dizziness, contributing to a more effective recovery process.

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How Acupuncture can Aid in Concussion Management

Concussions, which are a type of traumatic brain injury, are often caused by a blow or jolt to the head.They can result in a range of symptoms that can be debilitating and prolonged. Typical symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, sleeping problems and emotional imbalances. Traditional Western medicine generally recommends rest and symptom management for concussions. However, for those looking for complementary and alternative therapies, acupuncture has shown promise. In particular, clinics like Westcoast SCI in Port Coquitlam have incorporated acupuncture into their treatment regimens for concussions, providing patients with holistic approaches.

Understanding Acupuncture

Originating in ancient China, acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It’s based on the principle of Qi (pronounced “chee”) or life energy. Chinese medicine believes that when the flow of Qi is blocked or unbalanced, it can result in illness or pain. Acupuncture aims to restore this balance by stimulating certain points, thus promoting natural healing and improving overall well-being.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Concussion Management

Reduction of Headaches

One of the most common symptoms of a concussion is a persistent headache. Acupuncture can target specific areas from foot to head to help reduce the severity and frequency of headaches.

Cognitive Function

Issues with memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions can be a challenge after a concussion. Acupuncture has been linked to enhanced cognitive function in some studies, making it a valuable tool in the recovery process.

Stimulation of Blood Flow

Proper blood flow is essential for healing, and acupuncture can stimulate increased circulation. This can be particularly useful for brain injuries where increased blood flow can aid in healing and recovery.

Improvement in Sleep

Many concussion sufferers report difficulty sleeping or staying asleep. Acupuncture can help by promoting relaxation and rebalancing the body’s natural rhythms.

Emotional Balance

Mood swings, depression, anxiety, and irritability can be exacerbated by concussions. Acupuncture points, especially those on the heart and liver meridians, can help regulate emotions and promote a sense of calm.

Reduction of Dizziness and Vertigo

Acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms of dizziness and vertigo by targeting specific points related to the inner ear and brain function.

Serving Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam & Port Moody Areas

Our Holistic Approach

Westcoast SCI in Port Coquitlam offers a unique approach to concussion management, integrating both traditional Western treatments and alternative therapies like acupuncture. This comprehensive model considers the individual as a whole, ensuring that all aspects of their health and well-being are addressed. Patients can benefit from a tailored plan that incorporates acupuncture into their recovery, with trained professionals guiding them every step of the way.

Safety and Efficacy of Acupuncture

While acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, it’s essential to ensure any treatment received is from a qualified practitioner, especially when dealing with conditions like concussions. Properly administered, acupuncture has few side effects, but always discuss with a healthcare provider before starting any new therapy.

While rest and symptom management remain primary recommendations for concussions, acupuncture offers an additional avenue for relief and recovery. By targeting specific points in the body, acupuncture can help alleviate some of the most debilitating symptoms of a concussion, promoting faster recovery and improved quality of life. Clinics like Westcoast SCI demonstrate the potential benefits of combining Western medicine with ancient practices, emphasizing the value of a comprehensive, patient-centered approach. If you or a loved one are recovering from a concussion, consider the benefits acupuncture might offer on your journey to health.

Our Medical Acupuncturist

Zoe Kung Acupuncturist

Zoe Kung



$150 for 60 min. Initial Assessment

$150 for 75 min. Subsequent Treatment

$140 for 60 min. Subsequent Treatment

$130 for 45 min. Subsequent Treatment