Acupuncture treatment is available here at Pulse Physio providing effective treatment for a range of different problems, examples include:
Acupuncture for pain relief is now known to be highly effective. Its effectiveness in chronic low back pain, headaches and arthritis is now well established.
Stress and Anxiety
There is now a large amount of evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing stress and anxiety. It also improves sleep. Acupuncture has been found to be at least as effective as medications, but without harmful side effects. Many individuals have been able to reduce the amount of medication they need for stress and anxiety problems with the help of acupuncture. It is thought that these benefits contribute to its effectiveness in reducing pain.
Iritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Treatments for IBS are typically not very effective. Research into the benefits of acupuncture as a treatment of IBS has shown moderate results. In comparison to other forms of treatment this is actually considered to be remarkably good. Individuals who want to give it a try are welcome at Pulse Physio.
Dementia and Alzheimers
Acupuncture improves cognitive (thinking) ability, memory and quality of life in these patients and appears to be at least as effective as medications, but without harmful side effects. It is effective in mild and moderately severe cases. It may not be appropriate in severe caes however, in this instance it is recommended that advice from a clinical psychologist be sought first.