For those who have never experienced acupuncture before it involves the insertion of fine needles into the body for pain relief, release of trigger points and helping the body with healing. A number of needles may be used at each treatment and these are typically left in position for up to 20-30 minutes before being removed. A needle is manipulated until a QI sensation is felt (a tingling or often warm heavy sensation).
Physiotherapists in New Zealand use acupuncture needles that are disposable, single use, pre-sterilised needles of varying widths and lengths.
Tina is qualified in Musculoskeletal Acupuncture for Physiotherapy. Tina treats only musculoskeletal injuries with acupuncture however there are many other conditions that can also be treated by acupuncture. At Body Wise Health we work in with other qualified acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners who provide acupuncture for a wide range of other health conditions.