Acupuncture has been used for centuries and is a useful adjunct to many forms of treatment. Fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to stimulate the nerves within the tissue along with endorphins and serotonin to help moderate the perception of pain.
Acupuncture can be used to treat pain, imbalance, migraines, headaches and other disorders.
We are registered with the Physiotherapist Acupuncture Association to ensure up to date education and a high standard of practice.
Every therapist is different and every patient is different however in a session of acupuncture there may be anywhere from 1-10 needles inserted into the body, and will be left in anywhere from 10- 40 minutes. Acute presentations tend to be a shorter timeframe and chronic conditions may be longer.
You may experience a dull ache called De-Qi which represents a stimulation of the point. The therapist may slightly rotate the needles occasionally for further stimulation of a point.
Dry needling may also be used as appropriate where a needle is inserted into a trigger point, this enables a contraction and relaxation around the needle to encourage muscle release.