Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Modern acupuncture retains many elements of the traditional practice and combines them with our current understanding of anatomy and neurophysiology. It is used to alleviate pain, manage the symptoms of stress and bring balance to the body.
At Dynamic Physio, we use acupuncture as both standalone and complementary therapy to treat a wide range of injuries and health issues.
Acupuncture works by inserting very fine needles into specific on the body that lie within channels known as meridians. If these meridians become clogged or blocked, you may experience pain, stiffness or tingling in certain areas of your body.
To remove these blockages, we use acupuncture to stimulate acupuncture points, which releases endorphins, triggers anti-inflammatory responses and activates your body’s natural healing processes.
What acupuncture can help with
Acupuncture supports your body’s natural ability to heal, which means it can be used to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions. Acupuncture can help with:
- Musculoskeletal injuries, including injuries of the neck, shoulder, lower back, knee and ankle
- Digestive issues
- Sleep Disorders
- Weight Management
- Morning sickness & other pregnancy related symptoms
- High and low blood pressure
What should I expect during an acupuncture treatment?
Before treatment, we’ll have a chat with you about your symptoms, level of pain and lifestyle factors that might be contributing to the issue.
During the procedure, you’ll lie down on a clean, comfortable, padded table. We’ll talk you through the specific areas of the body we’re going to focus on and where we’re going to position the needles. Usually, the needles are inserted around the area of pain, but sometimes the acupuncture points are located elsewhere on your body.
Understandably, many patients are concerned about pain. You can rest assured that acupuncture is not considered painful – in fact, in many cases, you won’t even notice the needles going in!
The needles usually remain in place for 10-20 minutes. During this time, we may gently manipulate the needles to maximise the healing effect. Over the course of the treatment, you’ll feel your body unwinding and relaxing. Once we remove the needles, you’ll leave feeling refreshed, energised and ready to take on the world!
Expertise and experience
We take a collaborative approach to treatment. Every member of the Dynamic Physio team meets regularly to share knowledge, analyse case studies and discuss the latest research with the aim of continually developing as professionals.
When you book an appointment with us, you’re not just seeing one physio – you’re tapping into the collective experience and expertise of every specialist in the Dynamic Physio team.