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Acupuncture Macquarie Centre

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, Epping, and Ryde.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that originated in Chinese medicine over 5,000 years ago. Today, it is widely recognised and utilised as a holistic approach to healthcare in the Western world. Millions of people worldwide have benefited from its natural and comprehensive approach.

The primary purpose of acupuncture is to restore and rebalance the flow of Qi, the vital energy, within the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body consists of a network of interconnected meridians, which serve as pathways for the flow of Qi. When there is an imbalance or disruption in the flow of Qi, it is believed to result in physical or emotional symptoms. By strategically inserting acupuncture needles at specific points along these meridians, practitioners seek to regulate Qi and facilitate its smooth and harmonious circulation.

During acupuncture, small and fine needles are gently inserted into the skin to stimulate the nerves and tissues. This process encourages the affected area to heal and relieve tension, stress, and discomfort. It is important to understand that acupuncture is typically not painful. You may experience a mild sensation of dullness or a slight tingle, but many patients find the experience to be calm and relaxing.

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Understanding the Potential Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture offers a variety of possible benefits for many issues such as:

  • Relieves pain.
  • Accelerates injury recovery.
  • Regulates hormonal imbalances.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Improves the body’s self-healing mechanisms.
  • Supports mental health by assisting stress-related disorders.
  • Regulates the body’s stress response and promotes relaxation.
  • Restores the body’s energy flow, increasing vitality and reducing fatigue.

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Understanding the Range of Conditions Addressed by Acupuncture  

Acupuncture is thought to be useful in addressing a variety of health issues, including:

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What should you be prepared for during your acupuncture session?

At your first appointment, our dedicated team will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if acupuncture may be the right approach for your specific needs. We will discuss your symptoms, medical history, and desired outcomes to develop a tailored treatment plan.

Your acupuncture session will last between 20 and 40 minutes. During your acupuncture sessions, you will lie down while one of our physiotherapists gently inserts the thin needles into your specific points to stimulate the nerves under the skin’s surface. We ensure the acupuncture process remains sterile by using sterile, single-use acupuncture needles.

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Acupuncture: Your Questions Answered

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is often perceived as a painful treatment due to the use of needles. However, acupuncture needles are designed to be as thin and delicate as possible to minimise any discomfort. The needles used in acupuncture are significantly finer than those used for injections or blood tests, and they are carefully inserted into specific points on the body. Most people describe the sensation as a mild tingling, warmth, or dull ache at the site of insertion. It is rare for acupuncture to cause significant pain. If any discomfort is experienced during the treatment, it is usually temporary and subsides quickly.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with acupuncture?

When performed by an experienced therapist, such as our physiotherapists at NDPE, acupuncture is a very well-tolerated treatment for a range of conditions. We use sterile needles in accordance with stringent Australian standards to ensure your health and safety. Acupuncture that is performed improperly can result in adverse reactions, so it is important to choose an acupuncturist who is qualified and experienced.

Should I take rest or avoid any activities after an acupuncture session?

To maximise the benefits of acupuncture, it is recommended to rest and give your body time to integrate the treatment. While you may engage in light activities right after your session, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for a few hours. Acupuncture has a relaxing effect, and you may feel pleasantly sleepy afterwards. It’s important to be aware of this potential effect and plan your schedule accordingly, especially for your initial session.

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NDPE For Dry Needling And Acupuncture

At NDPE, our team of caring and skilled physiotherapists is here to provide you with exceptional dry needling and acupuncture services. Whether you’re struggling with pain, a health condition, or a sports injury, our experienced professionals are ready to support you on your healing journey. If you’ve been contemplating dry needling or acupuncture, we invite you to reach out and schedule your initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists.

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Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday: 7am to 12noon

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95 Ryedale Road
West Ryde NSW 2114

Ph 02 9874 8410
Fax 02 9874 6192
Email admin@ndpe.com.au

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