Musculoskeletal complaints of the lower body are common and frequently treated at Brisbane Livewell Clinic. Acupuncture for Knee Pain, Leg Pain and Foot Pain can be a beneficial treatment in the management of pain.
Our skilled Acupuncturists often see people complaining of:
- Reduced range of motion
- Painful knees
- Painful ankles
- Ligament damage
- Post-surgical healing and complaints
- Restless leg syndrome
- Oedema and swelling
- Muscle cramping
If you have any type of lower body complaint, call our friendly reception staff to chat about how our Acupuncturists may be of assistance.
Can Acupuncture Help Knee Pain?
Yes. Acupuncture is a great choice for treatment to help the pain. 
If you’re recovering from surgery, injury, or have general pain, Acupuncture can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or in conjunction with your medically required treatments and medications.
Electro-Acupuncture is a great treatment option for the most common knee pain complaints, and very good quality studies have shown that for these conditions it’s “excellent”  for:
- Pain relief
- Improving joint function
- Improving the quality of life
- Improving overall symptoms of osteoarthritis
During a consultation with your acupuncturist, you’ll be walked through the process of Electro-Acupuncture to treat your symptoms.
Can Acupuncture Help Knee Injuries?
Yes. Acupuncture is beneficial for pain in particular, and also to treat the symptoms of your injury. 
Speak to your Acupuncturist about your specific injury, and discuss what your treatment plan might involve helping symptoms relating to muscle, ligament, skin and bone damage that occurred due to your injury.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture uses very small needles to stimulate certain acupuncture points, and some people are surprised that they don’t feel anything in a lot of areas!
However, some people can experience a little tenderness, especially in tight places. This feeling is similar to a massage therapist massaging an area with a knot in it that you didn’t know you had.
Most clients find they get used to the sensation rather quickly. After the first session, the mystery of how it will feel to you is solved!
What Happens in a Session with Your Acupuncturist?
1. Spend Time To Find a Clear Diagnosis
In your initial consultation, our experienced Acupuncturist will spend up time diagnosing your condition, using a wide range of diagnostic tools. An acupuncturist may assess the tongue, skin, pulse and eyes as these areas are seen as major indicators of overall health and well-being.
2. Find Relief With Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. Acupuncture is very relaxing and once the needles are inserted, you lie on a massage table and rest for 15-30 minutes. While you are resting, the acupuncture needles are working to balance your whole body. Acupuncture helps address the origin of the problem, while at the same time reducing the painful symptoms that are affecting your health and wellbeing.
3. Medicine Specifically Prepared For Your Condition
Herbs play a prominent role in healing. Herbs can be dispensed as an “off the shelf” formula or our practitioners can create a formula specifically designed for you. Our clinic has over 100 herbs to suit your specific needs.
4. Walk away with a Plan
Our practitioner can offer you a plan for your on-going recovery and other customised programs to support your health, diet and lifestyle.
Acupuncture is widely considered a safe therapy, but occasionally, as with all therapies – conventional and complementary – results may vary, and adverse reactions may be experienced.
For those that do experience adverse reactions to Acupuncture, the most common are itchiness and soreness at the site of the needles, light-headedness, mild bruising and muscle twitching.
You’re encouraged to communicate with your practitioner, they are there for you.
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