Arm and Shoulder Pain

Arm and Shoulder pain can be due to overuse, injury, rotator cuff issues, broken bones, nerve issues, arthritis, and more. 


Acupuncture, cupping, and laser acupuncture support your body's healing so you can get back to your favourite activities without pain. 

How Acupuncture Supports Healing

After an injury, you want to support your body's healing.  Acupuncture can be a key part of your healing journey.


  • improves circulation so your body has the energy it needs to heal.
  • reduces inflammation, which reduces pain.
  • reduces healing time.
  • releases tension around the injury, especially tense tight muscles and facia.
  • improves the range of motion in the injured joint.

You can start acupuncture treatments 24 hours after an injury and continue until you are back to 100%.


Wrist and Hand Pain

Wrist and hand pain can be due to falling on an outstretched hand, hand cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive stress, injuries to the hand, and more. 

Acupuncture can be used to resolve all of these aches and pains. 


Do you offer Dry Needling or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)?

Yes, Accessible Acupuncture offers dry needling and IMS. Melanie is well versed in both acupuncture techniques, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation), and dry needling techniques. If you would like a dry needling style acupuncture appointment please let your acupuncturist know at the beginning of your treatment.

Dry needling and IMS are primarily used for muscle pain, injury recovery, and repetitive stress injuries. 


Elbow Pain

Elbow pain usually fits into three categories: medial elbow pain or golfers elbow, lateral elbow pain or tennis elbow, and general elbow pain where the entire elbow hurts. Golfers and tennis players may be more likely to have pain, but they are not the only ones who get it. 


Early treatment of elbow pain is key to minimizing recovery time and avoiding taking time off work or sports. 

Shoulder Pain

The four muscles of the rotator cuff are famous for becoming injured or overused. Overuse and repetitive strain are common in people who work with their arms overhead for extended periods of time like tradespeople and folks who enjoy overhead sports.

When injured, the rotator cuff can cause pain when using the shoulder, weakness, nighttime pain, difficulty using the affected arm, and stiffness.

Occasionally, rotator cuff injuries require surgery, but most of the time they will heal with acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage, and therapeutic exercises.