Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine. It involves insertion of fine needles through the skin at certain points of the body surface for a therapeutic effect.
The term, acupuncture, derives from the Latin roots, ‘acus’ meaning ‘needle’ and ‘punctura’ meaning ‘to puncture’.
Research suggests that it can help relieve pain, and it is used for a wide range of other complaints. The underlying theory behind acupuncture is that the use of needling creates a neurological response, stimulating blood flow, whilst at the same time triggering the body’s natural painkillers. Acupuncture can be a very effective treatment modality when combined with exercise and manual therapy to get the patient moving again after a bout of severe muscle spasm or acute pain from a specific injury.
Acupuncture can be used for relief of following conditions
– Lower back pain
– Neck pain
– Osteoarthritis (OA)
– Knee pain
– Chronic pain
– Facial pain
At Altius Healthcare, our clinician will examine each individual patient, then assess whether acupuncture would be an effective treatment modality. All of our fully qualified clinicians provide sterile, safe application and have regularly updated training on safe practice.
Acupuncture is billed as part of a physiotherapy session and if you have had the treatment before and benefitted from it please make sure the admin team know and they will book you an appointment with the appropriate physiotherapist.
For further information on the effects/risks of Acupuncture, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic.