Musculoskeletal Problems

Acupuncture is widely recognised across both eastern and western medicine practices as an effective treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Conditions like chronic pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, and arthritis are common problems that patients at our clinic suffer from. Using proven techniques and expertise, we can reduce pain and increase joint mobility in the affected area.

How does Acupuncture Assist in These Conditions?

In acupuncture, pain is conceptualised as the product of systemic imbalances in the body. The central focus of this practice is to restore balance and overall health by regulating and improving system function. In this sense, musculoskeletal pain is not an isolated physical anomaly, but the result of a blocked, or unbalanced system. By releasing the tension or blockages in your system, acupuncture enables your body to naturally heal or balance itself, rendering invasive surgical procedures or medication unnecessary.

In musculoskeletal conditions, acupuncture works to release tension in and around certain joints as well as improving blood flow to muscles weakened by disuse. Tension release is achieved by stimulating certain parts of the body to reduce stress and inflammation in the joints.

Combining Treatments

Although it is recognised as an effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain in of itself, acupuncture can be used to great effect in conjunction with traditional western medicine treatment methods. By stimulating the body’s natural healing, acupuncture can be used to speed up both treatment and recovery time, thereby reducing the cost of other therapies, and removing the necessity for prolonged used of medication.

The Holistic Approach

One of the major advantages of acupuncture treatment is that it focuses on treating the cause, rather than the symptom, thereby increasing the overall wellbeing of a patient. Chronic or persistent musculoskeletal pain is perceived and treated as a symptom of a wider physical imbalance. Anecdotally, patients who undergo acupuncture treatment for musculoskeletal conditions report not only a reduction in their pain and mobility issues on the targeted area, but an improved sense of health and wellbeing.

For more information on the ways in which acupuncture can help you manage musculoskeletal conditions, contact My Acupuncture on 9543 3866.