Acupuncture is mainly used as a pain relief treatment option. Acupuncture may provide short-term pain relief and is commonly used in combination with other treatment options.
We use both Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture as part of our treatment depending on our assessment findings.
Dry Needling is aligned with current western medicine principles and sports medicine. It is an excellent adjunct to soft tissue massage by helping reduce muscular pain and improve or restore function. It can be an effective form of treatment for many conditions such as headaches, tennis elbow and lower back pain.
In comparison acupuncture involves the use of meridians or pathways that are believed to regulate the body’s energy or “chi” maintaining it in a constant state of balance. Current research is growing for its effectiveness in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.