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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).
Lower Back Pain
Reduces back pain and provides long term relief.
Relieves neck pain and treats migraines.
Provides relief from chronic pain and pain caused by arthritis
Reduces stress, aids insomnia, helps to reduce indigestion, etc.
Discover how to finally ease long-term chronic pain, recurring headaches, reduce unwanted stiffness and release tension in tight muscles, naturally
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 and creating a better environment for the body to heal itself.
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.
If you’re currently suffering with pain, headaches or tension, here’s 8 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:
- You hoped it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t
- You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off, chronic pain struck again
- A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets joint stiffness, aches and pains as they get older, so you just accepted it
- You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a Physio in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
- You put your headaches and muscle tension down to being “stressed” – but nothing you did to relax or de-stress made a difference
- You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your pain was so bad, but all that did was make your body feel even more stiff and tight
- You were advised that the only way to help with your arthritis and joint pain was to get injections – but you have to keep going back to get them, and you don’t want to have to keep getting injections and taking pills to ease the pain long-term
- You wish there was a natural solution – but you’ve been told there’s no such thing, so you stopped looking
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
During the first appointment, the acupuncturist will talk to you about your condition. Then the provider will examine your body for areas that will react to acupuncture. The acupuncturist will tap the needles into points into your skin throughout the body.
The needles are sterile, disposable and as thin as a human hair. An acupuncturist inserts needles at various depths, from a fraction of an inch to a couple of inches. The needles stay in for a few minutes or as long as 20 minutes.
What does acupuncture feel like?
You may feel a small prick with each needle. It’s less painful than the feeling when you get a vaccine or blood draw. Acupuncture needles are much thinner than medical needles, and they are solid, not hollow.
The needles may cause some muscle sensations, such as dull ache or tingling. Your practitioner will ask you to report when you feel a deep heaviness or numbness. Those sensations usually mean the treatment is working.