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Acupuncture

Brisbane Acupuncture: Ancient Techniques Delivered by Trained Specialists for Great Results

Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine, having been used for over 3000 years in China. Modern science has shown that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemical endorphins. These help the body to heal itself and give pain relief. When you go for acupuncture in Brisbane, this is what happens:

The Chinese medicine theory is that ‘Qi’ (energy) flows round the body in channels known as meridians. If the Qi is flowing freely, the body is in a healthy state, but if the energy stagnates or there is blockage in a meridian it causes pain. The insertion of needles into acupoints helps unblock the meridian and therefore relieve pain.

Acupuncture for those in Brisbane & the Surrounding Areas

acupuncture-dry-needlingAt North West Physiotherapy, acupuncture is performed by qualified physiotherapists who have all had additional training. Strict hygiene rules are followed and single use disposable needles are used by every acupuncturist at our practice. The needles used in Acupuncture are very fine. You may feel a slight pin prick, which gives only temporary discomfort, not pain. The deep needling sensation may be an ache, warmth, heaviness or tingling and is known as the ‘de qi’ effect. This is part of the successful response to acupuncture men and women can likely expect to experience.

Research has shown that most people get pain relief from acupuncture, although it does not work for everyone. The effects are cumulative, with pain relief building as your acupuncture treatment progresses. Some people who seek acupuncture for back pain, stress relief, or any other injury or pain have a good response to treatment, while others less so.

Acupuncture and Healing Properties

There are many benefits that can be derived from acupuncture. Brisbane men and women who visit an acupuncturist will experience pain relief, muscle relaxation, improved circulation and/or a reduction in stiffness. What makes seeing an acupuncturist at North West Physiotherapy different from the experience you would have if you were to visit another acupuncturist Brisbane has to offer, is that we use acupuncture as one part of a specific and individualised treatment program which could also include hands on treatment, exercises and even electrotherapy. Our therapists will often recommend adding acupuncture for back pain, for instance. When acupuncture is added to a treatment plan for your back, you may discover that the back pain which plagued you for so long is eased faster and more effectively. And acupuncture can be beneficial for much more than just your back!

Conditions that may be appropriate for acupuncture treatment include joint and muscle pain or tightness, tennis elbow, some sciatic and nerve pains.

Assessment of your individual condition by the physiotherapist is required to determine if acupuncture would be helpful. Come and see North West Physiotherapy’s trained acupuncturist. Brisbane men and women seeking an alternative approach to satisfying their health needs are encouraged to call us for more information on this and the other services we provide: (07) 3353 4111. If you live in Brisbane or the surrounding area, you owe it to yourself to find relief at North West Physiotherapy!