Western acupuncture is based on the scientific evidence that the insertion of needles into the body can positively affect the nervous system and stimulate a release of your body’s own natural pain killers and alter the way you perceive pain, safely blocking it in a number of different ways.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that energy, Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), flows through channels (meridians) in the body. If this flow of energy is blocked or moves too quickly it can lead to problems such as pain, stiffness or weakness. The belief is that by inserting needles into specific safe points we can regulate this flow of energy, reducing pain, stiffness or any number of problems.
Physiotherapists primarily use acupuncture for pain relief and also for returning muscle function back to normal. Acupuncture could be helpful in resolving your pain and assisting you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Our physiotherapists who can deliver acupuncture are qualified through certified professional bodies in order to deliver acupuncture safely and effectively in our clinics.