Western Acupuncture

Holistic, Clinical, Western meets Eastern Medicine Approach

What is Western Acupuncture?

At Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, our physiotherapists are all highly trained in Western Acupuncture and Dry needling, so you can rest assure knowing you are thoroughly being looked after. You physiotherapist will assess your condition and body to determine whether you are suitable for Western Acupuncture and Dry needling. Western Acupuncture and Dry needling is a traditional form of Chinese Medicine, however with a Western form of philosophy and reasoning with particular attention to neurophysiology and anatomy. Very fine acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points in your body to help with the condition you have, or to help improve work, life and sport performances. western-acupuncture

What is Western Acupuncture used for?

Western Acupuncture and Dry needling targets muscle tissue and it's nerve connections. It is used to help many conditions related to muscle pain, joint stiffness and even assist with nerve conditions such as sciatica or nerve impingement. This may include conditions such as neck tension, headaches, back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder conditions, sciatica, muscle imbalances, joint mal-alignment and much more. Western Acupuncture and Dry needling can also help those wanting increase performances to their overall health and well-being, or lifestyle to improve their work and even sport performances. western-acupuncture1

How does Western Acupuncture work?

Western Acupuncture and Dry needling work by targeting specific meridian points and trigger points in muscles which are hypersenstive regions within a muscle (like tight 'knots') with high concentration of chemicals which cause pain. When a needle is inserted into these points, it acts to 'jump start' the muscle and nerve supply. This will help to:
  • Normalise these chemical levels and reduce pain
  • Help increase blood flow to the area to promote healing
  • Release muscle tension to restore normal length
  • Help to promote symmetry of the body to restore muscle imbalances and joint mal-alignment
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When do I feel better?

After a Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling session, you may feel better straight away. Others may feel better a few days later. If this was your first session or had an intense session your muscles may feel achey and tired, a bit like they have done a big workout at the gym. It is a good idea to drink plenty of water and rest if tired. If you are used to Western Acupuncture and Dry needling, it should be fine to continue your normal sport that day, but after your first time, you may choose to take a day off. For chronic and more persistent conditions, regular Western Acupuncture and Dry needling will be required to affectively manage your condition. western-acupuncture3

What if I'm scared of needles!

If you are afraid of needles you have two options. The first is to give it a miss, and your physiotherapist will find other ways to help with your condition. The other options is to give it a try with our "Gentle Friendly Needling Experience" done by our physiotherapist. These needles are considerably smaller and gentler than normal needles and injections that doctors give you. So why not give it a try if it's only to help with your goals and condition. western-acupuncture4
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