Acupuncture is part of an amazing ancient system of medicine using fine needles to stimulate the body's natural self-healing and pain-relieving mechanisms. Western medical acupuncture is the modern approach to this. By using modern scientific knowledge and research, we now have a deeper understanding of how acupuncture works and how to best use it to release the natural chemicals in your own body.
Focus is often put on relaxing tight or shortened muscles which can cause pain. You may be aware of muscular "knots" or "trigger points" that hurt when pressed, these can be instrumental in causing many pain syndromes and even interfering with hormones and the internal organs.
My acupuncture approach has been shown to be effective in reducing headaches and migraines. TMJ/ jaw and face pains may also be caused by tension and tightness in the muscles around the neck, shoulders, face, and scalp. I often combine needling with cranial osteopathy and release techniques of the soft tissues inside the mouth to help reduce this tension.
Medical research has shown acupuncture to be helpful with arthritic knee pain, headaches, and migraines. Within women’s health, acupuncture can help treat pelvic pain (SPD), reduce blood sugar, and improve the hormonal balance in polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS). More and more people are coming for help with hot-flushes and more to help smooth their way through menopause.
Acupuncture can help with:
- Back and neck pain relief
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Knee arthritis
- Clicking jaws (TMJ)
- Perimenopausal Insomnia
- Hot flushes
- Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
- Pelvic pain during pregnancy
If you're suffering from any of the issues above, get in contact with Qi to Health today.