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Musculoskeletal Pain/Injuries

Acupuncture is commonly utilized in the intervention of pain and has also been gaining popularity in musculoskeletal injuries. Many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times and resolve stubborn ailments. The use of acupuncture to treat acute injuries from intense or repetitive physical activity began centuries ago. Injuries can be caused by trauma from sudden impact, or can develop over time often due to continual use of the same joints or muscle groups. Depending on each individual and the severity of the injury but generally, patients either report pain, limitation of movement or weakness at the injury site

Musculoskeletal Pain/Injuries

If you are sick of being in pain and hate taking pain killers, regardless it is acute of chronic pain, try Acupuncture now as it can help:

  • Can relieve pain immediately

  • Shorten the recovery time

  • Natural without bad side effect

  • No exercise required which might aggravate the pain

  • Holistic and suitable for age & health conditions

Technically Acupuncture can treat any of the body pains or injuries, however the below listed are the common musculoskeletal injuries/ pain being treated in my clinic:

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Other Treatments

  • What is Acupuncture?
    Acupuncture is part of the Chinese Traditional Medicine. It is an ancient system of healing and has been continuously refined during its 4500 year history. Today it is widely practiced in the West. The popularity is growing over the time. In New Zealand, ACC spent $24 million on acupuncture in 2014 compared to $4.4m in the past decade.
  • Why does Acupuncture works better then pain killer?
    Anti-inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen are commonly used to manage pain and inflammation related to musculoskeletal disorders. The concern is that in trying to control swelling with drugs, we may actually impede the bodies' natural response to heal. There are also potential side effects that can occur from anti-inflammatory agents such as stomach ulcer, kidney failure and increase risk of heart attack. Acupuncture is a natural remedy that can reduce inflammation and therefore relieve pain successfully. More importantly, acupuncture helps facilitate recovery by accessing energy pathways called meridians. The placement of the acupuncture needles on these pathways improves energy flow, which speeds healing. Acupuncture is also a great treatment for chronic injuries like tendonitis, bursitis and arthritis. The treatment principle is more holistic and individualized; the approach of treatment is to restore energy in order to support healing, therefore great method for weak people or elderly.
  • How many treatments?
    The number of treatments can vary: 3 to 6 treatments for acute conditions; usually 10 or more treatments for chronic conditions. In short, the sooner you have the treatment, the less treatment you need. If you are covered by ACC, in general 10 to 16 treatments are given depends on your GP diagnosis.
  • When can I go for acupuncture after injury?
    It is always a good practice to visit GPs first because for severe injury which you often need to have x-ray done. Otherwise, the sooner you have the acupuncture done, the less treatment you will require because prolonged inflammation encourages formation of scar tissues which is more stubborn to treat. It is absolutely good idea to have acupuncture after surgery because it is not only help to recover faster but also help to gain back the range of movement closed to what it was naturally.

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