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Acupuncture – Physiotherapy

October 23 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Acupuncture – Physiotherapy

Classical acupuncture originated ~2250 years ago. It has its history in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Modern “western” acupuncture originated in the 1970s, Western acupuncture was based on modern anatomical knowledge.
Acupuncture – Physiotherapy involves the insertion of thin needles into the body at specific points.
Because the needles are so thin (1/100th the width of a hypodermic needle), there is very little feeling when they are put in. Many people barely feel it when the needles go into the skin. Most acupuncture points are located on or next to nerves and muscles.

Benefits of Acupuncture – Physiotherapy:

The introduction of acupuncture needles can reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture – physiotherapy can help to restore normal function. Acupuncture can also help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, as well as promote energy and relaxation.

Safety Concerns with Acupuncture – Physiotherapy

Acupuncture is very safe when performed correctly.
Before any acupuncture treatment, a registered physiotherapist will carry out a full safety assessment. This will make sure that you are medically suitable for acupuncture in Physiotherapy.
After cleaning their hands, the physiotherapist will clean your skin prior to needle insertion.
We always use pre-sterilized, single-use, disposable needles. WE NEVER RE-USE NEEDLES.
Needles are typically left in place for approximately twenty minutes.



Typical Injuries that Acupuncture may be used to Treat

In addition to acupuncture – Physiotherapy, other modalities or treatments may be chosen to help decrease your pain. Acupuncture – Physiotherapy can be used for Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s elbow, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain,any many other injuries. Exercises may also be given by the Physiotherapist to complete your treatment.

If you have any further questions regarding the use of acupuncture – Physiotherapy, please don’t hesitate to call your local PhysioNow clinic to speak to one of our specialists. We are happy to speak with you and answer your questions. If you want to find out if Acupuncture is right for you, give us a call today!
We look forward to meeting you soon!

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