What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture (Dry Needling) is a form of traditional Chinese medicine and it originated 5000 years ago. There were sharpened stones that were believed to be instruments used for acupuncture. Acupuncture continued to be developed and gradually became one of the standard therapies in China alongside herbs, massage, diet and application of heat. It is now recognised worldwide for its ability to effectively treat a wide variety of disorders both naturally and holistically – without the use of harmful drugs or invasive surgery. It has virtually no side effects.

The Chinese constituents believe that health is determined by a balanced flow of the vital life energy present in all living organisms which they call chi so the basic principle is that illness or disease is caused by an imbalance or blockage of energy in the body. According to the study of Acupuncture, internal organs and systems are each linked to the twelve major pathways in the body where chi circulates.

Acupuncture utilises these facts to reposition the flow of chi and as a result treat specific illnesses or usually painful body parts.Acupuncture stimulates the body’s innate power to heal itself by removing these blockages so that the pain is relieved. It is often recommended for people with muscular and skeletal disorders.

How does it work ?

Acupuncture is commonly used to relieve stress, pain and tension by redirecting the flow of chi and this is done by inserting very fine, sterile, single-use needles at specific points along the pathways of chi.

A common application of this therapy is for back pain. However, acupuncture be used to treat nearly all sources of muscles and joint pain. It can provide great relief for headaches, shoulder pain, neck pain, hand and wrist pain, elbow pain, hip and leg pain and finally, knee and ankle pain.

In physiotherapy, acupuncture is usually used in conjunction with other treatments for musculoskeletal problems and focuses mainly on relieving pain. Our physiotherapists who are also knowledgeable in acupuncture can arrange a combination of acupuncture and other treatments depending on your situation. Kinect utilises every effective treatments or combination of treatments to better serve you.

How effective is it?

Acupuncture has been found to be effective and useful in treating several conditions even if it’s not viewed as a first-option treatment but rather as an alternative treatment. It is found to be more effective if backed by other therapies that your physiotherapist recommends.

Here at Kinect, our physiotherapists are also certified acupuncturists or qualified dry needling therapists so rest assured that you’re in good care. Our therapists follow all the strict rules and regulations when performing acupuncture.

For more information, do not hesitate to call us at (07) 3711 2699. Our therapists can explain more details about acupuncture if you find these information lacking. We guarantee you that we’ll aide you as soon as possible.