Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that originated in ancient China. It focuses on restoring balance to the body by inserting thin needles into strategic points. Acupuncture has gained popularity and respect around the world for the many incredible benefits that this practice offers.
Here at On Point Physio, we have experienced and qualified acupuncturists that offer acupuncture in Auckland. If you are interested in experiencing all the benefits that acupuncture has to offer, feel free to get in touch with us today.
We offer our acupuncture services in Epsom, Auckland.
Dry needling is a type of acupuncture that also involves the insertion of thin needles into the body. The difference with dry needling is that its aim is to release muscle tension in specific bands of muscles, also known as trigger points.
What is Acupuncture Used for?
Different people choose acupuncture for different reasons, but acupuncture is most commonly used to relieve pain and muscle tension. But acupuncture is also a popular form of stress-relief and a way to enhance your overall wellness.
While acupuncture is very popular among athletes, dancers and professional sportspeople, the average person could also benefit greatly from acupuncture.
Acupuncture is used to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with the following conditions and diseases:
- Lower back pain
- Dental pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
What to Expect
Many people shy away from acupuncture as they fear that it will be uncomfortable. And while the thought of needles in your skin may sound painful, skilled acupuncturists insert the needles in such a way so that there is as little discomfort as possible. Many people actually really enjoy the feeling of acupuncture needles in their skin.
Each session uses anywhere between 5 and 20 needles, and their placement will depend on what issues you are looking to treat.
Interested in our professional acupuncture services in Epsom, Auckland? Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with On Point Physio today. If you have any questions about acupuncture, and how it could benefit you, we would be more than happy to answer your questions.