Acupuncture is a great adjunct to help relieve pain and release restricted movement due to tight muscles. Research has found that it helps your body to release its own natural painkillers (endorphins – same as the ‘high’ you get from running and sports) from the brain, as well as stimulation and local release of chemicals within tight muscles.
At E3 Physio we use a Western approach to acupuncture (including dry needling) which is based on current theories about how our body responds to the needles, including the chemical release we mentioned above, and local blood flow stimulation.
We find that acupuncture works well as an additional tool to help your rehab and healing progress as quickly as possible. To find out if this is a good treatment to help you on your return to health give us a call or book now.