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Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Acupuncture is increasingly becoming more readily accepted and practiced through western culture. 'Westernised' Acupuncture is different to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), of which Acupuncture is only one part. TCM involves methods of diagnosis and treatment - including needling, breathing techniques and herbal medicine.

These practices have been developed from over 5000 years of practice and treat the whole 'yin and yang' of the patient. TCM was developed and practiced before the use of autopsies and without the anatomical knowledge we now have.

Western Acupuncture combines the needling element of TCM, with the knowledge of the human anatomy from research and study. It still encompasses elements of TCM, with the use of 'Meridian Points' and 'Vessels' to stimulate the body's nervous system to produce natural pain relieving modalities. Western Acupuncture stimulates the body's natural release of cortisone, endorphins and anti-inflammatory agents - decreasing pain for acute and chronic conditions, along with assisting in general well being and comfort.

Dry Needling is used to eradicate 'trigger points' in the muscle system swiftly and effectively. Trigger Points develop in muscles under tension and stress causing dysfunction, weakness and pain. Dry Needling can physically break down the trigger points, 'resetting' the muscle and allowing for full strength and range of movement to return.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling is used to successfully treat a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions. From low back pain to headaches, shoulder impingement to ankle sprains. Quay Street Physiotherapy offers both Acupuncture and Dry Needling services, combined with traditional hands on treatment, to provide holistic care and health. We only use single use, disposable sterile needles to ensure safety and infection control.

Quay St PhysioWe pride ourselves on servicing the community, and with 6 Physiotherapists on staff, we endeavour to provide treatment in a timely manner.