Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine and dates back to at least 3000 years ago. It treats the underlying cause of symptoms as well as alleviating the symptoms themselves.
The needles are placed into specific locations, chosen by the acupuncturist and are individualised for each client.
Within Chinese medicine, acupuncture is about restoring the persons balance of yin and yang, correcting movment of Qi and resolving pathogens such as heat and wind.
Science has shown that acupuncture has an effect on altering the autonomic nervous system and can subsequently influence a persons stress response. In turn, this can have an affect on digestion, immunity, healing, inflammation and organ response for example your heart rate and blood pressure. Acupuncture releases endorphins that can modulate pain, serotonin that makes you feel happy, oxytonin that can help with relaxation, melatonin that can help with sleep, among many other responses.
Acupuncture can be used for any element of health, as wide ranging as hayfever to headaches, pain to PMS and sleep to sickness.
Dry Needling is a more Westernised form of needle treatment where acupuncture needles are used directly into trigger points in order to release them.
Trigger points are focal areas or tension within muscles, also referred to as knots. They generate stiffness and can also cause intense pain, often in an area completely different to where the trigger point actually is.
Dry needling compliments physiotherapy and we use it in conjunction for optimum outcome.
Initial Assessment and Treatment - 60 mins
Dry Needling Treatment - 30 mins
Acupuncture Treatment - 45 mins
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Just Therapy is registered with most major healthcare insurance providers. If unsure please contact us or your provider. Dry needling can be billed as physiotherapy as it is used in conjunction.