Acupuncture for Post operative pain.

spracupuncture bay view heightsained ankle

Acupuncture may be able to assist with the discomfort associated with postoperative pain.

Please phone Tanya Galvin on 0408 054 538 or email

Acupuncture – Knee pain – Hip Pain – Foot Pain

What is Acupuncture


Acupuncture is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (orthopedic massage) and Qi Gong (meditation and energy healing.)

With a history of almost 3000 years it is still used extensively today to treat literally millions of people around the world.

Acupuncture affects the physiological functioning of the body by the insertion of fine needles into particular reflex points all over the body.

How does acupuncture work?

Medically acupuncture works by regulating carious systems in the body – hormonal, nervous, immune, circulatory, muscular etc.

In traditional Chinese Medicine theory, acupuncture regulates the flow of qi (pronounced chee), a type of unseen energy or electromagnetic force traveling in a system of channels which connect acupncture points to tissues and organs.

Does it Hurt?

sprained ankle cairns


Some sensitive patients do feel some discomfort when the needles first go in, but most people are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable acupuncture therapy is, often falling asleep on the treatment table. The needles are generally between 0.2 and 0.25mm in width. Five of these fit in the bore of one hyperdermic needle….they are as fine as a human hair!

They are inserted quickly to minimize skin pain, and when correctly stimulated, there is a feeling of tingling, mild cramping or an electric sensation at the point.


How deep the needles are inserted varies from a few millimetres to a couple of inches or more depending on the size of the patient and where the point lies on the body.


Do Acupuncturist have to study in China?

acupuncture bay view heights

Australia is leading the western world in it’s availability of university based degree courses in Chinese Medicine – majoring in acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, or both – and most of these institutions have affiliations with Chinese Medicine teaching hospitals to provide an opportunity for post-graduate study. Chinese Medicine practitioners are now governed by new legislation passed on by Australian Government preventing unqualified people from calling themselves Acupuncturists.

Please phone Tanya on 0408 054 538 or email


prained ank cairns

Acupuncture may be able to treat the pain associated with acute ankle sprains.



An ankle sprain is where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle are partially or completely torn.


An ankle sprain is a common injury. Inversion-type, lateral ligament injuries represent approximately 85% of all ankle sprains. The incidence of ankle sprain is highest in sports populations. Poor rehabilitation after an initial sprain increases the chances of this injury recurrence[1].

The ankle joint is the body part that is second-most likely to be injured in sport. [2] In the United States of America the total cost of ankle sprains is approximately $2billion[3][4]. A meta-analysis by Doherty et al, found that indoor sports carry the greatest risk of ankle sprain with an incidence of 7 per 1,000 cumulative exposures[5]. Severe ankle sprains occur commonly in basketball players. From a study of elite Australian basketball players, McKay et al (2001), reported that the rate of ankle injury was 3.85 per 1000 participations [6]. Recurrence rates amongst basketball players is reported to be greater than 70%[7]. Athletes with chronic ankle instability miss practices and competition, require ongoing care in order to remain physically active, and display sub-optimal performance.

Clinically Relevant Anatomy

Of the lateral ankle ligament complex the most frequently damaged one is the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL). Their anatomical location and the mechanism of sprain injury mean that the calcaneo-fibular (CFL) and posterior talofibular ligaments (PTFL) are less likely to sustain damaging loads.

sprained ankle cairns



spPost operative pain cairns / Post operative pain cairns / Post operative pain cairnsrained ankle cairns


acupuncture bay view heights

acupuncture bay view heights

ure-bay-view-heightsacupuncture bay view heights



sprained ankle cairns

acupuncture bay view heights

Leave a Reply