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Acupuncture West Ryde

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment that helps in the management of many conditions. At NDPE we offer quality care including acupuncture for local residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as Eastwood, Denistone, and Epping.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a component of Chinese medicine that has been in practice for over 5,000 years. It has gained popularity in the Western world as a holistic and natural form of healthcare and is used by millions of people around the world.

Acupuncture involves your acupuncturist placing small, fine needles into the skin to stimulate nerves and tissue, encouraging the affected area to heal and relieving tension, stress, and pain. This isn’t painful, however you may feel a dull sensation or a slight tingle. Many patients even find it a calm and relaxing experience.

What to Expect During Your Initial Acupuncture Assessment?

During your initial assessment we will conduct a thorough assessment to determine your suitability for acupuncture. Once it’s deemed appropriate for you, your sessions will last between 20 and 40 minutes. During these minimally invasive sessions, the needles inserted into your specific points will stimulate the nerves under the skin’s surface. This allows for a positive influence on tissues, glands, and organs.

We ensure safe procedures by using sterile, single-use disposable acupuncture needles, and the majority of people do not experience any side effects. For those who do they are very minimal, such as light bruising at the insertion point or tiny amounts of spot bleeding. As it’s a relaxing treatment, you may feel sleepy afterwards, but keep in mind this is a drug-free, natural treatment.


Acupuncture West Ryde

Acupuncture – part of your physiotherapy treatment?

NDPE uses a thorough assessment to determine whether the patient is suitable for this treatment and a course of needling is often complemented by a flexibility program and hands on treatment as appropriate. Acupuncture has become increasingly common to be used as part of a physiotherapy treatment regime. Our team at NDPE uses acupuncture as an evidence-based form of treatment for acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries or sports injuries.

Why Choose NDPE West Ryde?

At NDPE, you will experience treatment at the hands of an experienced therapist who will target your pain to ease your discomfort, aiding in your recovery process. With years of experience in addition to an understanding of those concerned about needles, we blend compassion and quality care to provide the relaxing treatment you deserve.

Our team of caring therapists aims to improve your physical health while keeping emotional health in mind to support your overall wellbeing.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture may be an effective short-term treatment for pain. Whether this pain is the result of a recent injury or has been affecting you for many years, acupuncture may be the treatment you’ve been searching for. It can help with conditions that affect nearly every part of the body, from your scalp to your toes. Acupuncture may be considered by your healthcare professional in the following conditions:

Your Acupuncture Questions Answered

Does acupuncture hurt?

It’s understandable to be concerned that acupuncture may be painful, considering it uses needles, which many associate with pain. However, acupuncture needles are very different to those used for other medical purposes. The needles are so fine that they’re thinner than a hair and are inserted very gently at your own pace. This makes for an experience that doesn’t hurt, although some people may experience some light bleeding or small spots of blood at the insertion site.

Is acupuncture safe?

When performed by an experienced therapist, such as our acupuncturists at NDPE, acupuncture is a very safe treatment for a range of conditions. We use sterile needles in accordance with stringent Australian standards to ensure your health and safety. Improperly performed acupuncture can result in adverse reactions, so make sure you select your acupuncturist well.

Do I need to rest after a session?

Generally you can resume light, normal activities immediately following an acupuncture session. Rest is generally advised so you can most effectively reap the benefits, but in general you can return to work straight away. You should refrain from vigorous exercise and alcohol for several hours after a session, however. As it’s a calming and relaxing experience overall, you may feel sleepy afterwards in which case we recommend you take this into account before your first session.

Book Your Acupuncture Appointment in West Ryde

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort and have been considering acupuncture as a treatment, we hope this helped you to make your decision. At NDPE we offer acupuncture to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde. To book your appointment with one of our experienced therapists, click below to get in touch.

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