Acupuncture and Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

ICBC acupuncture claims
ICBC acupuncture claims

Motor Vehicle Accidents or (MVA) can be treated with acupuncture for all neck, shoulder & lower back pain from a motor vehicle accidents with ICBC MVA Claims.

Physical trauma from a motor vehicle accident (MVA) is oftentimes long and arduous as the effects from an accident or collision may not always show up immediately, but when it does, the issues are most always complex and problematic, not to mention painful. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help restore health and wellness and when used in conjunction with other treatments, can help enhance the effectiveness of each component. The skilled and experienced acupuncture practitioners at Elu Wellness can help shorten your rehabilitation period after an accident or collision and achieve full recovery.

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence in today’s world as are other types of accidents or collisions that cause musculoskeletal pain. Using acupuncture to treat the after affects of a MVA is successful as the mechanisms of acupuncture rehabilitation helps reduce inflammation, decrease the perception of pain by inhibiting pain signals and increase blood flow to the injured areas to encourage healing. Whiplash, back and neck pain as well as headaches—common occurrences after an accident or collision, can be alleviated through acupuncture. Treatment by the acupuncture practitioners at Elu Wellness do not involve further prescription medications, rather is a drug free way, that comes with very few side effects, to help manage pain.

Acupuncture helps stimulate neurotransmitters

Acupuncture and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Acupuncture and Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

which in turn start your body’s natural healing process. The team of acupuncture practitioners at Elu Wellness recommend you schedule an appointment to receive care as soon as possible after your motor vehicle accident to prevent injuries from taking hold and becoming chronic. Not only is the physical stress after an accident or collision a concern, but there is also the emotional stress caused by the need to deal the fallout from a MVA such as the insurance company and autobody repair shop.

Rather than adding more medications to your prescription list, using acupuncture can help slow down the production of stress hormones and naturally increase the body’s production of serotonin to help bring balance to both body and mind.

Beginning April 1, 2019, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) extended acupuncture treatment coverage to individuals who sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident. A medical doctor’s referral is not required unless the accident or collision occurred over three months ago or if you are requesting more than the 12 acupuncture sessions allotted by the ICBC.

Regardless of who is at fault for the MVA, you are eligible for acupuncture treatments. The ICBC recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture as a rehabilitation treatment, especially in the instances of motor vehicle accidents, as it helps the body cope or find relief without the use of additional medication.

Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system which in turn releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain encouraging the body to heal itself.  The skilled and experienced acupuncture practitioners at Elu Wellness look forward to helping alleviate the trauma of your accident or collision and start you on the road to a full recovery.