Based on ancient Chinese medicine principles, acupuncture involves the insertion of long, thin needles into various points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy, or “qi”, and promote natural healing. By correcting imbalances and disruptions in the flow of qi at specific points near the skin, it is believed that the risk of disease can be lowered, and acupuncture has therefore become a safe and effective alternative to modern medicine and even surgery.
At Synergy Rehab, acupuncture is performed by a team of qualified physiotherapists. The needles are left in place for up to 25 minutes, and may be manipulated by the physiotherapist during this time in order to strengthen the affected muscle.
The therapeutic effects of acupuncture include an increase in energy, improved mood and body function, and a reduction in pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture Needles are left in place for 10 to 25 minutes during which time the Physiotherapist may manipulate the needles in order to strengthen the muscle.