Dynamic Acupuncture is a registered ACC provider, offering treatment for ACC claims, insurance & private sessions.
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ACC Initial: No Charge
ACC Follow-Up: $10
Initial Assessment: $70
Follow-up Treatment: $45
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Modern acupuncture retains many elements of the traditional practice and combines them with our current understanding of anatomy and neurophysiology.
Acupuncture works by inserting very fine needles into specific on the body that lie within channels known as meridians. If these meridians become clogged or blocked, you may experience pain, stiffness or tingling in certain areas of your body.
To remove these blockages, we use acupuncture to stimulate acupuncture points, which releases endorphins, triggers anti-inflammatory responses and activates your body’s natural healing processes.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that looks to bring balance to the body by stimulating acupuncture points that lie within channels called meridians. Pain is presented due to blockages or stagnation within these meridians.
These issues are commonly caused by external factors such as physical trauma, certain climate extremes such as cold, heat or wind, and internal factors such as stress.
The stimulation of these points also stimulates the increase in blood flow and essential nutrients to damaged and inflamed tissues. It also stimulates body’s natural healing response and activates pain reducing pathways that occur naturally from your nervous system.
What can I expect? What does having Acupuncture feel like?
First we will conduct a thorough assessment. Following this, the treatment will begin and we will talk you through the specific areas of the body we’re going to focus on and where we’re going to place the needles. Usually, the needles are inserted around the area of pain, but sometimes the acupuncture points are located elsewhere on your body.
Understandably, many patients are concerned about pain. You can rest assured that acupuncture is not considered painful – in fact, in many cases, you won’t even notice the needles going in!
The needles usually remain in place for 15-30 minutes. During this time, we may gently manipulate the needles to maximise the healing effect. Over the course of the treatment, you’ll feel your body unwinding and relaxing.
What can Acupuncture be helpful for?
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Acupuncture has been proven to provide therapeutic relief for many different types of conditions which are not only limited to musculoskeletal, such as:
- Neck, shoulder, lower back and knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Sciatic pain
- Ankle and Knee sprains
- Muscle tension and tightness
But also conditions that are caused by internal factors such as:
- Fatigue or Low energy
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Insomnia or Sleep related disorders
- Stroke and Cancer related recovery
- Pregnancy related issues such as morning sickness, fatigue, delayed birth and pain
Acupuncture can help provide relief for various conditions that have not all been listed above. If you are unsure whether Acupuncture can help, feel free to come in and talk to one of our experienced Acupuncturists today!
What are some of the common myths of acupuncture?
- Is it painful?: A lot of people have the idea that the needles used in acupuncture feel like the injections we get from doctors. Acupuncture needles are actually very fine (finer than human hair, in fact!) and 99% of the time a patient won’t even notice the needles going in and 1% of the time it will feel like a very light scratch of a baby.
- Does it really work?: Acupuncture has been used throughout history for thousands of years and is widely integrated in major hospitals in Asia and the US. There are many studies on the effects of acupuncture, including its ability to elicit the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals like endorphins and anti-inflammatory responses. Which means it can help provide relief from pain and discomfort whether injury or non-injury related.
- Do doctors recommend Acupuncture?: There are many doctors and specialists all over the world within various fields of medicine who prescribe and support acupuncture. We have worked closely with doctors and specialists who have a strong belief in acupuncture’s therapeutic value. Every clinician has their own belief system around different treatment modalities and its effectiveness, just as they have different approaches to their own treatments. It all depends on personal experiences around the treatment itself. Regardless of our beliefs, we mustn’t forget that we all have the same goal of improving the quality of life for our patients!