Pain and Soft Tissue Injury
To help you recover faster you may consider either a short or long course of acupuncture.
Acupuncture for injury and pain may help in many different ways:
• Decrease inflammation
• Decrease swelling
• Decrease localised pain
• Decrease excessive scar tissue
• Aid healing through improved circulation
• Restore movement and function when recovery is lagging
Acupuncture is often used in combination with herbal based liniments, herbal patches, heat therapy and herbal formulas to get you back to full function as soon as possible. Other therapies such as massage and chiropractic are recommended when necessary as are any exercises for you to do at home.
Once recovered keep in mind there may be future treatments necessary to help break down scar tissue and keep previously injured areas working as they should.
Remember – prevention is better than cure, so take it easy out there. Try not to over do it and know when to stop!
Only see a fully qualified acupuncturist that is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia as part of the Australian health regulatory body AHPRA; and a who is also a member of the Chinese medicine practitioner association AACMA.