Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing developed over thousands of years. It involves the insertion of fine sterile stainless steel needles into the skin and underlying tissue in an attempt to influence the body’s ability to heel via its reaction in the vascular and nervous systems and can have a profound effect on muscle tone, blood circulation (locally), inflammation, swelling, repair and pain.
The sensation of the needle is only minimal and the needles can be left for anywhere between 1 – 20 minutes. In our clinic it may be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other modalities. It is often applied to conditions such as:
• Muscle tension and stress
• Strain or tears in muscles or ligaments
• Inflammation such as in RSI
• Sinus congestion and pain