Fysiotherapie Almelo Overijssel offers acupuncture as support to its holistic approach to your good health and well-being. Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve function. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
Acupuncture is a very old medical art, and there are many approaches to learning and practicing it. Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Such a doctor can use one or the other approach, or a combination of both as the need arises, to treat an illness.
Medical acupuncture is a system which can influence three areas of health care:
Promotion of health and well-being
Prevention of illness
Treatment of various medical conditions
While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or as the support or adjunct to other medial treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:
– Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea
– Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections
– Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis
– Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.
Massage therapy is an important adjunct to physiotherapy for many patients. From chronic injuries where scar tissue needs to be eliminated to recent injuries such as auto accidents or sports injuries where muscles need to be re-rehabilitated, licensed therapists will use the appropriate techniques to best suite your needs.
For those interested in more of a relaxation type of massage, therapists also offer an array of treatments from Swedish therapy to Hot Stone therapy or Chinese cupping. In addition, Massage Clubs for those who benefit from more frequent massages. The Personal Rub Club, offers five massages for the price of four. These pre-paid massages can be used anytime with no expiration and can be shared between friends and family. The Corporate Rub Club, offers two one-hour massages per month with a minimum commitment of three months. The two massages each month can be scheduled at any available time, but must be used within each month period. These also can be shared between family and friends. Another great advantage of “Rub Club” is that there are no monthly or yearly “contracts” or “membership dues” added on like other massage centers or day spas.