Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body. Physiotherapists who have received additional post-graduate education use acupuncture as one method to help manage pain. At Physiotherapy Alliance your Physiotherapist only uses single use, sterile acupuncture needles. Traditional Chinese Medicine views the insertion of needles at specific points along pathways or meridians in your body as a method of balancing energy flow. Rather than following the traditional philosophy, many physiotherapists view the acupuncture points as areas to stimulate nerves and myofascial tissue, which may increase the body’s production of natural painkillers or affect the nerves carrying the pain signal to the brain.
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