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Acupuncture in Perth

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been known and used for over four thousand years. Acupuncture had its origins in China and it is one of many types of alternative medicine which treats patients by the insertion of thin needles into the skin.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture Perth The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by the flow of the energy called Qi. QI and disease are interrelated and acupuncture addresses both of these elements to health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) disease is seen as a problem in the flow of Qi and an imbalance in the Yin and Yang. Acupuncture aims to correct the imbalances and the flow by stimulating acupuncture points with needles. There are so many applications for use of acupuncture some are as follow :

  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Vertigo and many others

When combined with other techniques the results can be outstanding. Acupuncture needles are so thin that there is minimal if any discomfort.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a modified and simplified version of acupuncture used in musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathy, physiotherapy, by chiropractors, in remedial massage and other natural therapies. Dry needling uses acupuncture needles in a similar way as TCM, but mainly to stimulate through the skin, so called trigger points, which are tender areas of fascia and tender muscle fibres contracted in spasm. When dry needling is used in its specific and intended way it is used to help muscles relax and reduce pain and dysfunction.

For acupuncture, chiropractic and physiotherapy in Perth call Perth Sports Injury Clinic on (08) 9383 7882