At Body Works Sports Physiotherapy, our trained physiotherapists are pleased to offer Acupuncture to help treat your injuries and help you recover faster. This is used in conjunction with other treatment techniques, such as Manual Therapy, Movement Retraining and Exercise, to help you achieve the best results.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used in China for over 2,000 years. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed that energy flows freely throughout the body, via pathways called meridians. When there is a problem the energy stagnates. Stimulation at various points, called acupoints, along the meridians, helps to restore the healthy flow of energy in the body.
Acupuncture involves the use of very fine needles at specific points throughout the body in order to stimulate pain relief, tissue healing and improved movement and overall well-being.
There are several different approaches including “Anatomical Acupuncture” which combines western and traditional eastern medicine. This approach stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals (such as endorphins) into the body to promote and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
Acupuncture is quite safe, has few side effects, and can often help to relax tense nervous systems due to injury, stress or chronic conditions and pain.
Common conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include neurological and muscular disorders such as:
- Neck and back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Tendinitis injuries
- Muscular strains
- Ligamentous sprains
Or feel free to view our Acupuncture, Dry Needling and IMS Newsletter for more information and for a comparison of the different needling techniques we offer. We look forward to helping you move better!