Orthopaedic acupuncture is a specialised form of acupuncture that is focused on the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the bones, joints and soft tissues of the body. It is a holistic approach to pain management and rehabilitation.
In addition to needling, orthopaedic acupuncture treatments may also include the use of cupping, moxibustion and electroacupuncture to further enhance the healing effects of treatment. The goal of orthopaedic acupuncture is to address the root cause of the musculoskeletal disorder and provide long-term pain relief and improved mobility.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture that combines traditional acupuncture with gentle electric stimulation. Electroacupuncture is utilised during orthopaedic acupuncture to increase blood flow and encourage increased range of movement, as well as during the stimulation phase of the IVF cycle and in labour preparation treatments. The gentle stimulation of the needle helps increase the stimulation of the acupuncture point, promoting the release of endorphins (our bodies natural pain-relieving chemicals) and modulate the nervous system's activity.