How We Use Acupuncture in Physiotherapy
Acupuncture, originating from ancient Chinese medicine, is now a globally recognized therapeutic treatment in physiotherapy. By using thin needles at specific body points, it harnesses the body’s innate healing capabilities, addressing both physical and mental well-being.
How Acupuncture Works:
Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterilized, fine needles at specific acupoints. These points connect pathways or “meridians” that carry vital energy or “Qi.” The treatment aims to balance this energy flow, releasing blockages and stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Areas of Treatment and Their Benefits
Pain Relief: Directly targets pain sources, alleviating discomfort.
Increased Mobility: Relaxes muscles and joints, enhancing flexibility.
Improved Digestion: Stimulates digestive functions, aiding in nutrient absorption.
Relief from Discomfort: Reduces bloating, gas, and other common digestive issues.
Thyroid Regulation: Acupuncture can address specific issues that may impact fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (Hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
Sperm quality and ovarian function: Some research indicates that acupuncture can potentially enhance sperm quality and improve ovarian function.
Reduction in frequency: The observed effect from acupuncture on migraine frequency might be comparable to that of preventive medications.
Immune and Circulation System Stimulation: Acupuncture can stimulate the immune and circulation systems. Proponents believe that this stimulation relieves migraines and tension headaches by enhancing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Stress and Anxiety:
Relaxation: Calms the nervous system, inducing a state of relaxation.
Mental Clarity: Balances energy flow, leading to improved mental focus.
Dive Deeper with Galt Physiotherapy & Acupuncture
Unearth the transformative potential of acupuncture and its wide array of benefits. Reach out to Galt Physiotherapy & Acupuncture to schedule your consultation and embrace a holistic path to healing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
While there’s a slight pinch during needle insertion, most patients find the process relatively painless and even relaxing.
Generally, sessions last between 30 to 60 minutes.
Yes, when performed by trained professionals, acupuncture is safe and carries minimal risks.
Treatment frequency varies based on individual needs. Discuss with our therapists for a tailored plan.