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Benefits of Acupuncture
- Cosmetic acupuncture helps to reduce facial lines and improve skin quality and wellness
- Often assists in obtaining relief from a range of illnesses and conditions often when traditional medicine has failed
- Highy effective in pain management including back pain, arthritis, sciatica, tennis elbow, migraines and neck pain
How Acupuncture Works
Functional MRIs have provided more insight to how acupuncture works and to date we know that effects extend beyond the local area of the needle insertion, include the spinal and cortical levels and impact the autonomic nervous system as well. Recently science has determined that human beings are made up of complex bioelectric systems. But this understanding has been the foundation of acupuncture practice for several thousand years! It’s incredible to think that modern science has taken so long to catch up.
Qi – is energy circulated throughout the body along well-defined pathways (meridians). Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures and systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected and this results in pain or illness. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy, which therefore influences the health of the entire body. Think Yin and Yang – absolutely everything requires balance in order to function optimally.
When the needle is inserted into the trigger point it causes the muscle to twitch (a local twitch response) and then release or “let go”. Sensations such as warmth or pressure may be felt, but the energetic sensation differs from pain. Most people comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and relaxing.
Dry needling is an extremely effective intra-muscular form of acupuncture. It is used to relieve trigger points or to faciliate muscle activation by way of increasing motor evolked potentials in the cortical level of the brain. All of our clinicians are certified by the Physiotherapist Acupunture Association of NZ.
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