Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world, and can be used within physiotherapy to provide an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. The body has an amazing ability to "self-repair", and acupuncture enhances this repair mechanism by stimulating the body's own healing chemicals, aiding recovery time and enhancing healing.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, single-use, pre-sterilised needles into specific points in the body to direct the flow of the body's vital energy, Qi. Qi flows around the body in channels or meridians, so if the flow of Qi is altered in some way by injury, infection or emotional trauma, the body's physical, emotional and mental equilibrium may be disturbed. By needling specified points on the relevant meridians, the normal flow of Qi is facilitated, helping to restore emotional wellbeing, and relieving pain and inflammation.
There is a growing body of evidence-based clinical research which indicates that a wide range of common health problems respond positively to acupuncture. I have found many conditions respond well to acupuncture including:
Back and leg pain
Back and pelvic pain associated with pregnancy
Migraine and headache
Soft tissue injury
Please contact me today to discuss your treatment.