The origin of acupuncture can be traced back at least 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest treatment techniques in the world. Acupuncture is a natural, effective and a popular treatment available with no side effects.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of energy in our body. According to acupuncture theory, the energy circulates in the body along the pathways, called Meridians. Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of thin, sterile single use needles into specific sites (Acupuncture points) along the body’s Meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of energy through the system.
What is the Difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
The modern dry needling by physical therapist is based on western neuro anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Both dry needling and acupuncture do however use the same tool as solid needle filament.
What are the Benefits of acupuncture?
As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions
Provides drug-free pain relief
Provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
Assists in the prevention of injuries and muscle imbalances as well as the maintenance of general well-being
What Conditions can Acupuncture Treat?
Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, lumbago, muscle imbalances, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica,tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, ‘frozen shoulder’, and ‘tennis elbow’.
Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, muscle tears and torn ligaments