Acupuncture - to encourage tissue healing, reduce pain and re-establish ideal joint, muscle and nerve function
Acupuncture originated from traditional Chinese medicine and is based on Acupuncture points and meridians. It produces many of its effects by stimulating nerve receptors in the skin and muscles. Various substances are released that cause an increase in local blood flow which then promote tissue healing.
Small thin needles are inserted into various ‘acupuncture’ points in the body, including hands, feet and scalp, and left in place for a period of time before removal. Sometimes a small electrical device may be attached to one or more needles to aid in the treatment. The needles are very often painless, but can sometimes feel uncomfortable initially due to the inflammation and pain in the body. Acupuncture benefits include: helping reduce pain, producing a calming effect on the body and increasing range of motion, strength and flexibility.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of many conditions including: acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, strength deficits and weakness, muscle strains and ligament sprains.
Acupuncture is a specialized technique that requires advanced University-accredited training. Our practitioners who perform acupuncture have completed additional courses to ensure your safety.
Our highly qualified therapists will provide:
- An extensive assessment and specific diagnosis
- A personalized treatment and exercise plan
- Advice on ways you can assist in your recovery
- Long term solutions to recurring problems
- Education and information about health enhancing behaviours and injury prevention
- Referral to other medical and health specialists if necessary