ACUPUNCTURE 

Whaingaroa Physiotherapy - Raglan 

Acupuncture is a form of therapy that promotes the natural healing of the body. Acupuncture involves insertion of needles into specific points along the meridians of the body. Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that helps to reduce the need for pain medications with minimal of no side effects. Chartered physiotherapists who practice acupuncture have been trained to use acupuncture in conjunction with their four year physiotherapy degree. 

How does acupuncture work?

The traditional Chinese acupuncture type looks at balancing and regulating the flow of energy within your body through the use of needles at specific points. By doing this, reducing pain and promoting healing can occur.

The western acupuncture approach targets the identifying of tight muscle areas and scar tissue and
using needles to release these areas. In this way, the needle itself physically promotes healing.

Physiotherapists can use acupuncture to help a range of conditions:  Acute injuries & pain, neurological/referred pain, sprained joints, strained muscles & tendons, soft tissue injury, spinal conditions, scar tissue and headaches.