What is acupuncture?
At Physio Med, we offer conventional acupuncture treatment. This form of traditional Chinese Medicine can be used alongside other physiotherapy treatments to enhance recovery.
Conventional acupuncture involves the use of single-use, pre-sterilised disposable needles that pierce the skin at the acupuncture points to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals. It has also been shown to have other physiological effects on the body which assist the body's healing processes.
Why do physiotherapists recommend acupuncture?
Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals. It has also been shown to have other physiological effects on the body which assist the body's healing processes.
What acupuncture can be used to treat?
Acupuncture can be used alongside other physiotherapy treatments to enhance recovery.
- Back pain
- Tendonitis, eg. achilles tendonitis and tennis elbow
- Stiff neck
- Temporomandibular joint pain dysfunctions and jaw disorders
- Bell's Palsy
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Headaches and Migraines
- Blocked Sinuses
- Sprains and strains
- General musculoskeletal conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
For an ancient Chinese medicine that's been around for over 5,000 years, there are no long-term side effects. Believe it or not, there's little to no pain involved. Short term, however, you may experience minor bruising and a tiny amount of discomfort. This is only minor and temporary.
Acupuncture relieves pain
When the needles are inserted into the skin, endorphins are released and this helps to relieve any pain.
It's very effective
Acupuncture works well with musculoskeletal related injuries and goes hand-in-hand with physiotherapy treatment.
A suitable replacement to painkillers
Some patients have an intolerance to painkillers. Therefore, acupuncture can be an effective alternative to reduce pain