Here at Mike Varney Physiotherapy we use a broad range of different treatments within each treatment session. One of the more commonly used modalities is acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
Western Medical Acupuncture as opposed to Chinese Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture after a proper medical diagnosis. It is based on scientific evidence that shows the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue. The insertion of very fine needles into the muscles “fools” the body into thinking it is being injured, therefore stimulating the nerves and producing pain-relieving substances, such as endorphins. It is likely these substances are responsible for any beneficial effects seen with this form of acupuncture.
The therapist’s at Mike Varney Physiotherapy are also trained in Dry Needling and IMS