Acupuncture is a system of healing which draws on over two thousand years of experience gained from Chinese medicine and from the Far East. Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation (getting better, quicker).
Illness can occur when the flow of energy around the body is blocked or is uneven, which causes symptoms. Acupuncture works by rebalancing the body’s flow of energy.
The insertion of fine needles at specific points of the body enables the acupuncturist to stimulate the body’s own healing response to restore a healthy balance and treat the injury. The resulting relief from physical and emotional discomfort often leads to patients experiencing a sense of wellbeing after treatment.