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Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine and forms part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is based on a holistic concept of treatment which regards ill health as a manifestation of imbalance in the body’s energy. Practitioners of TCM believe that stimulating certain Acupuncture points on the body can help to restore the balance between Yin and Yang that becomes disturbed in illness.

At HPWC physiotherapists combine TCM principles with scientific evidence as a means of reducing pain and promoting healing. Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being). These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.

Dry Needling is an effective way to eliminate trigger points in taut muscle bands found in many acute and chronic injuries or pain syndromes.

Acupuncture can help with the following conditions:

  • Muscle & Joint Problems
  • Acute/Chronic Injuries
  • Pain, Nausea, Dizziness
  • Arthritis & Rheumatism
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches

All our physiotherapists are well trained in acupuncture and are member of AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).