Acupuncture for Injury

Acupuncture for injury

Injured yourself playing sport? Recovering from a motor vehicle or other accident? Or maybe you just don't recover as well as you used to after a gym session? Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to assist in recovery from injury, muscular tears, sprains and dysfunction.


Our tertiary qualified acupuncturists at Integral Acupuncture Brisbane are experts in acupuncture for injury treatments and typically attain positive outcomes fr their patients within a quick time frame. 


How does acupuncture for injury work?

There are a few important physiological mechanisms involved which make acupuncture for injury a promising procedure when it comes to your recovery.


Firstly, the immune system plays a large role in the recovery and repair of your body and the immune system can be manipulated into performing at an increased intensity through the correct application of acupuncture for injury. 


The acupuncture needles themselves represent a micro-trauma to the body (though your feel very little discomfort in correct application of acupuncture). and the body reacts to this attach through a function known as the innate immune response. This response involves the proliferation of certain immunological components such as increased white and red blood cell activity, which promote an increased rate of repair and recovery to damaged tissues 


Coupled with this, acupuncture is well-documented to increase local circulation. Through the correct application by one of our experienced Brisbane acupuncturists, blood-flow to the affected areas may increase, bringing with it the immunological agents required for healthy repair.


Acupuncture for injury also involves the mechanical release of spasmodic and tight muscles through the needling of trigger or motor points with an acupuncture needle (this is also known as dry needling, though this has existed in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years under the term Ashi Acupuncture). 


By releasing tired, tight and painful muscle groups, acupuncture for injury can reduce pain while restoring function to injured areas of your body.


How long will it take acupuncture for injury to resolve my complaint

With all medical interventions, individual results will vary and our acupuncturists can offer no guarantee of results. 


However, we typically see improvement from your very first acupuncture for injury treatment and depending on the nature of your complaint, your health in general and how long the injury has persisted, the overall time frame can differ somewhat from patient to patient.


That being said, your highly experienced acupuncturist at Integral Acupuncture Brisbane will take a detailed history of your injury and provide you with a realistic expectation of results and time frame at your initial consultation. 


As a general rule, our Brisbane acupuncturists like to resolve physical injuries in less than 10 sessions, and more realistically in 2-6 sessions. 


Not sure if acupuncture for injury is what you need?

Our expert team of Brisbane acupuncturists and Integral Acupuncture can answer any questions you may have either by email or over the phone. If you're not sure, or need to know more, we encourage you to contact the clinic.


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How long will my acupuncture for injury appointment take?

Acupuncture for injury appointments typically run for 45 minutes.  Allow up to 60 minutes for your first appointment.

What to expect at your first acupuncture for injury appointment

At your first acupuncture for injury appointment, your acupuncturist will take a detailed case history and develop an individualised treatment plan.


You'll receive acupuncture treatment, lifestyle and dietary advice and if required Chinese Herbal Medicine or supplementation may be discussed.


Please bring with you any relevant medical reports from your GP, specialist, or other heath professional.

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