What Are The Most Common Conditions
We Treat With Acupuncture?
In 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following list of common conditions proven to respond to TCM Acupuncture:
Upper Respiratory Tract:
Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
Disorders of the eye:
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Disorders of the mouth:
Toothache, post extraction pain
Acute and chronic pharyngitis
Spasms of the esophagus and cardia
Acute and chronic gastritis
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery
Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders:
Headache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
Facial palsy (early stage)
Pareses following a stroke
Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage)
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a treatment technique where a sterile, single-use, acupuncture needle is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in muscle). When the needle inserts into the centre of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibres to relax. It also helps to provide those fibres with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals.
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture, although there are similarities between the two techniques. Dry needling’s primarily focused on the reduction of pain and restoration of function through the release of myofascial trigger points in the muscle. In comparison, acupuncture focuses on the treatment of medical conditions by restoring the flow of energy (Qi) through critical points in the body (meridians) to restore balance.
Who Will Perform The Treatment?
The treatment is administered by a professional therapist trained in delivering acupuncture.
See our acupuncture therapists here.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments will depend on the condition & how the client responds to treatment.