Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been based on the theory that energy, called chi “Qi”(say "chee"), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow. The extreme thinness of the needles ensures that little or no discomfort will be experienced during the treatment.
At Finchgate Physiotherapy our therapists use single use disposable needles to ensure your health and safety.Finchgate Physiotherapy has found patients involved in accidents and sports injuries have benefitted from acupuncture treatment when combined with our expert physiotherapy and massage interventions.
This ancient Chinese medicine is found effective in helping relieve many chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Using thin metallic needles to repeatedly penetrate the skin, we help to correct imbalances of flow at points close to the skin and in the process, relieve your pain and stiffness.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
This highly-customized therapy helps us work with you one-on-one to identify problem sources and then gently stimulate them with needles.
Many Conditions can be treated with Acupuncture:
- Chronic Pain
- Sprain / Strain Injuries
- Headaches & Migraine
- Low Back pain & Neck pain
- Anxiety& Depression
- Common cold & Flu
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Sports Injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pregnancy-related ailments