Cairnhill Physiotherapy has been providing acupuncture therapy to treat the people of Auckland for half a century. The acupuncture process involves inserting fine needles into specific points throughout the body to stimulate underlying nerves. Part of a holistic approach, we use acupuncture to treat a range of injuries, from ligament sprains to post-op rehab. While most people associate it with pain management, acupuncture is a versatile treatment that can be used to address a variety of health issues. Here are five things you may not know our acupuncture services can treat:
During acupuncture treatment for sciatica, our acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific points on the body, including points along the sciatic nerve pathway to reduce inflammation and tension, whilst promoting blood flow and the release of endorphins to the area which should help manage pain.
Before operations, patients are likely to experience both anxiety about the upcoming surgery and pain due to their injury or condition. Acupuncture can reduce both whilst also helping to improve immune function by stimulating the production of white blood cells helping to prevent infection and speed up healing after surgery.
Headaches can be caused by stress and tension in various areas of the body, not just the head. Acupuncture can help promote relaxation and reduce stress, which can be a trigger for headaches. The needles release hormones, stimulating the circulatory system—a part of what helps weaken headache pain.
Often caused as a result of injury, overuse or ageing, acupuncture may help to treat muscle tears by promoting natural healing and reducing inflammation in the affected area as part of a holistic approach by Cairnhill’s physiotherapists.
Acupuncture can reduce pain and swelling of joints by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. When thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body, they can trigger a release of various chemicals, such as endorphins and neurotransmitters, that can help to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
At Cairnhill Physiotherapy, we often use acupuncture in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques. Book an appointment today to improve your physical health and well-being.