Evidence for the use of acupuncture dates back as far as 1000 BC. It is traditionally known as a treatment technique developed and extensively used in Chinese medicine. Today, it is used in our clinics as part of an integrated approach to the management of most musculoskeletal symptoms, as well as many other conditions.
Acupuncture involves the use of single-use sterile needles into specific points on the head, face and body. Only therapists that are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and trained in acupuncture will perform this treatment on patients. Our experienced physiotherapists are able to offer these treatments either as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatment or as a standalone treatment. However, treating the condition, and not the symptoms of the condition, is the primary aim of your treatment.