Acupuncture as part of your treatment.
You may have the option to include acupuncture as part of your treatment, acupuncture can be provided on ACC. A treatment may include physic “hands on” treatment as well as acupuncture.
Acupuncture is effective in treating:
- chronic pain
- post-operative pain
- muscle and joint pain
- myo-fascial trigger point pain
Acupuncture has been used by the Chinese for thousands of years with excellent results and in the last two decades has become more widely accepted by Western Medicine. As such, within our clinic your problem may be approached with a combination of both a Chinese and a Western approach.
Acupuncture is the use of needles to stimulate healing within the body and can be used in several ways to improve your wellbeing.
Working at our accredited clinic our acupuncturists follow strict protocols regarding safety and hygiene.
Acupuncture is most often combined with manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation to return you to your previous level of activity or function.
All acupuncture needles are sterile and for single use only and safely discarded after use.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the release of chemicals within the body that are effective for pain relief or by releasing trigger points in tight muscles. With the insertion of the needle there is increased blood flow at the base of the needle and increased blood flow assists healing. The insertion of the needle also stimulates the nervous system and through this your body releases chemicals known to assist with pain relief and healing. Acupuncture can assist with re-starting your healing response if this has slowed.
Your acupuncturist will locate the acupuncture points that relate to your problem.
With acupuncture treatment there may be a warming sensation or slight ache around the needle or at a site slightly away from the needle.
Following the acupuncture, for a short time you may feel more relaxed and a little lightheaded, tired or really like you can take on the world!