Acupuncture Clinics and Physio Specialists
Acupuncture treatments or dry needling is one of the oldest recorded forms of medical treatment known, with acupuncture having been used in China for over 3000 years. Needles are inserted into specific areas of the body known as acupuncture points. Many physiotherapists in Sydney have incorporated this treatment as part of their service protocol. The needles associated are extremely fine and do not have a cutting edge, consequently it is extremely rare for bleeding to occur. When the needles are inserted, most people describe the sensation as a numbness, tingling, or mild discomfort or ache. sometimes needle treatments like this can bring on what seems to also feel like tensing of the muscles.
Our Sydney sports physiotherapists have extensive training in and deploy strictest hygiene – only pre-sterilised disposable needles are used.
How does acupuncture work ?
There are many theories – the traditional Chinese view is that Qi (energy) flows freely when the body is in a healthy state. If there is a problem, energy stagnates. The stimulation frees this stagnation. The modern, scientific view is that it stimulates the brain to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and gain pain relief. There is increasing scientific evidence to support this view.
For what conditions is acupuncture used ?
Our sports physiotherapists are in a unique position of being able to combine this traditional treatment with other treatment methods such as exercise, manipulation and massage therapy. This treatment is effective for any conditions requiring pain relief such as back and neck pain, or any in situations such post operative physiotherapy where the body needs help with healing, for example a ligament sprain or a torn muscle.
Latest research reveals that Acupuncture significantly decreases pain levels