HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture was first used in China over 3000 years ago. It is a form of therapy, in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body for pain relief, reduction of swelling and muscle spasm and scar tissue. The needles stimulate underlying nerves which send messages to your spinal cord and midbrain to release chemicals in the muscle, spinal cord and brain. The release of these chemicals helps change or suppress pain and can trigger other chemicals in the body to help in the natural healing.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP YOUR INJURY
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of injuries. From acute sporting injuries to chronic complaints, our patients get great results from acupuncture as it can decrease muscle and joint pain, swelling and muscle spasm. It can also be a great adjunct with post-operative rehabilitation as it can assist in increasing your range of movement. While most patients will feel relief after one or two treatments, we recommend several sessions in close succession for the effects to build.
Our physiotherapists are highly trained in the practice of acupuncture and only single-use, sterile, disposable needles are used in the clinic.