Treatment of the Week – Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine. In Chinese medicine acupuncture is said to restore energy flows or ‘qi’ of the body. Today we believe that acupuncture can influence pain by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relief. The release of these endorphins can influence blood flow, inflammation and help calm the brain.

How do you receive Acupuncture?

Typically, Our specially trained therapists will use a number of tiny needles during a treatment session. The needles are often left in for 10 to 20 minutes. You may feel a slight sting, pinch, ache, or some pain as the acupuncture needle is being inserted.

What can acupuncture treat?

* Anxiety and depression.
* Arthritis and rheumatism.
* Menstrual cramps.
* Skin problems.
* Pain relief in childbirth.

Acupuncture vs Dry Needling

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic and certain points on your body.

Dry Needling also involves the use of very thin needles but the insertion points differ on each person – depending on where their muscle tension is.

The Takeaway

If you are having difficulty managing pain or other health issues with conventional methods, acupuncture may be worth a try. Just be sure to check in with us here at CompassPhysio!


How Can Physiotherapy Help?

If you are finding it hard to complete regular exercises due to pain, fatigue or simply time schedules speak to us at Compass Physio.

Exercise is for everybody. At Compass physio we will complete a full physical assessment and will help identify any possible underlying causes that may limit your exercise regime.

Our chartered physiotherapists will help you to build strength and strategies which will help tackle any problem.

At Compass physio we will help you succeed and reach your goals.

To find out how Compass Physio can help, call 046 954 9456 (this number covers all clinics), click here to book online.

You can also email any questions to info@compassphysio.ie

Paddy Mulligan – MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist Compass Physio

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