Acupuncture & Dry Needling (IMS)
Totally natural, acupuncture is not only an effective treatment for pain and promotes healing, it is also a great alternative for those who are concerned with side effects from long-term medication use.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic, including neurological/muscular disorders (e.g., migraine headaches, neck & back pain, facial paralysis, strokes), circulatory disorders, digestion problems, menstruation pain, sports or car accident injuries, allergies, stress, etc.
For example, acupuncture provides immediate pain relief, therefore is very effective for managing the condition of arthritis.
Dry Needling is a variation of acupuncture treatment, where needling treatment is applied directly to nodules / tight band / trigger points in muscles to help release muscle spasm, improve range of motion and reduce pain.
At iBalance Physio, our award winning team of health professionals has advanced training and extensive experiences in using acupuncture for musculoskeletal, neurological conditions and sport injury rehabilitation.
How Acupuncture Works?
Acupuncture stimulates the body through the insertion of very fine needles at functional points to normalize the balance of energy and blood in meridians to help restore Qi-flow (body’s healing power). The needles are disposable with no injection of any substances. It is safe and effective. Most patients find that the treatments are relaxing and cause minimal discomfort.
Sometimes, gentle electrical impulses are transmitted to the body via inserted needles to stimulate the body (not for people with pacemakers). A warm bio-healing light is also used for relaxation and treatment. The treatment session usually lasts 30 minutes. Relief may be immediate or occur within hours or days. Some patients feel unusually relaxed; however, strong exercise (over exertion) is not recommended immediately after treatment.