By now, it is very well known that we offer acupuncture treatments as one of our professional physiotherapy services. But what might not be as well known is that acupuncture is something we use for much more than the treatment of pain.
While it is true that acupuncture is highly effective in managing musculoskeletal pain and isolated pains, as well as chronic back pain, it is a wide-ranging form of therapy that we use across a number of conditions. These include:
- Acute swelling
- Respiratory conditions
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Immune deficiency
- Balance issues
- Renal issues
- Emotional states
Are you surprised by the wide range of conditions that acupuncture can alleviate? More to the point, are you currently suffering one of these issues and looking for a better way to finally treat it? Acupuncture could be the answer.
Acupuncture is, of course, an ancient form of Chinese medicine. As an Eastern technique, it is believed to balance the flow of energy or life force — well known as chi or qi (chee) — through pathways in the body. By inserting needles into specific points along these pathways, acupuncture practitioners believe that the body’s energy flow will re-balance. The Western approach differs in that the acupuncture points are seen as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue, with this stimulation boosting the body’s natural painkillers.
These pain-relieving qualities are well known. Studies by organisations as prestigious as Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University confirmed that acupuncture is highly effective at reducing pain, and can work better than medication and other forms of physical therapy.
You might have questions about acupuncture e.g. does it hurt? Is it really effective? What is involved in each session? These are all very valid and reasonable questions and we want to assure you that we are happy to discuss this form of treatment with you. If you decide to proceed, you may finally discover a type of therapy that doesn’t rely on medication, with its potentially harmful side effects. That’s why it is worth finding out a little bit more about acupuncture and its wide range of applications – not just for pain but for many other conditions that may be troubling you. Contact us to find out more.