Acupuncture can be beneficial in that:
- Performed correctly, it is safe.
- There are very few side effects.
- It can be effectively combined with other treatments.
- It can control some types of pain.
- It may help patients for whom pain medications are not suitable.
One acupuncture session does NOT usually result in relief of pain. One or two sessions a week for five to six weeks is the normal treatment course. Your physician will discuss with you how many treatments you should have and how often you should have them.
Injury related pain (ACC):
Acupuncture can effectively deal with:
- Headaches, migraines
- Jaw pain
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Low back pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Hip pain
- Elbow pain
- RSI extremity pain
- Wrist pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Pulled hamstring muscle
- Ankle sprain
- Morton’s neuroma
- Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post surgical pain
- Postherpetic neuralgia
- Post cancer treatment joint pain
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points of the body. The key component of traditional Chinese medicine is the use of Acupuncture which is most commonly used to treat pain. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force. Many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and tissues connectivity.
Some believed that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers. Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including, Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting, dental pain including
- Tension headaches like migraines
- Labour pains
- Lower back and neck pains
- Menstrual cramps pains syndromes
Acupuncture for Sports Injuries
Do Sports is an effective way to exercise and keep body health, but it is also usually related to the sports injuries.
Some common sports injuries include:
- Ankle sprain
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- Knee injury: ACL tear
- Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone
- Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
Our clinic has treated many patients who are:
- Rugby players
- Basketball players
- Football players
- Tennis players
- Competitive swimmers
- Crackle players
- Snow skiers
- Mountain climbers
- Weekend hikers with aches, pains and sprains
In 2021, Ponsonby Wellness Centre held a golf gaming event in Auckland, aiming to tell golfers how to protect their body during the sports and bring a healthier lifestyle to them.