In traditional Chinese medicine, it’s considered that in a healthy body, QI (energy) flows through the body through special channels (meridians). In the unhealthy state, there is a blockage of this flow which can be corrected by the appropriate insertion of needles. Acupuncture can be used to treat acute and chronic muscle and joint injuries, back and neck pain, sciatica and sports injuries. The points are usually stimulated by the insertion of very fine, sterile needles but laser, electro acupuncture, or acupressure may also be used.
Modern research shows that acupuncture stimulates the brain via the nerves in the skin and muscle, and this stimulates the body’s own healing and pain relieving chemicals. Acupuncture and Physiotherapy are often used together to treat conditions. At Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre, we have our principal physiotherapist Kaye who is a qualified acupuncturist.