Acupuncture is based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. Our Physio’s practice “Western Acupuncture” which is based on scientific principals of increasing the bodies natural inflammatory response and decreasing pain.
Before you receive Acupuncture your Physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions to make sure you are a good candidate and ask for your consent. Let us know if you are completely new to acupuncture so we can take extra time to explain what happens and ensure you are comfortable with the process. If you know you are having an Acupuncture session make sure you have eaten something before hand.
Based on the assessment made by your Physiotherapist a diagnosis will be made and a treatment plan developed. Your Physiotherapist will use very fine single-use pre-sterilised needles to stimulate specific acupuncture points on your body.
Acupuncture can be used as a treatment in isolation but it is generally used in conjunction with other treatment modalities that the physio believes to be appropriate.