Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in treating muscular-skeletal injuries. It reduces neural sensitivity and pain assisting the body’s natural healing process. Each of the organs of the body has its own associated channel or pathway of energy, these are often referred to as meridians. Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians with the aim of bringing the body to a point of balance and harmony, energy flow (chi) is balanced as well as yin and yang.
A number of our team have trained extensively in administering this treatment and may offer Acupuncture in conjunction with more mainstream treatment techniques. It can be an exceptionally beneficial tool to aid recovery and give relief from a wide range of injuries, illnesses and pain.
Physiotherapists use dry needling to address neuromuscular conditions, relieving pain, and/or improving range of motion. Pain control reduces muscle tension and normalises dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help to speed up a return to active rehabilitation. While it appears similar to Acupuncture the methodology differs significantly.