Distal acupuncture involves the use of points that are distant or away from the area of pain or affected area, for example there is a pair of points on the hand that are traditionally indicated for lower back pain. At Village Remedies Sydney acupuncture clinics in Balmain and the CBD, we prefer the use of distal acupuncture as this method often provides immediate feedback and relief, and there is less risk of causing any aggravation to an area that is already painful, irritated and/or inflamed.
There are many styles of distal acupuncture, including systems using only points on the ear or scalp or abdomen or hand to treat the whole body. Our distal approach is influenced by the Tung family lineage of acupuncture, Richard Tan’s Balance Method and traditional acupuncture point indications. Treatments involve points mostly on the arms, hands, legs and feet to treat the whole body, and we expect fast feedback within the treatment to know that it’s working.
At Village Remedies Sydney acupuncture clinics in Balmain and the CBD, we have used our distal acupuncture when working with clients who have presented with issues such as:
Headaches and migraines
Neck and back pain
IBS and digestive disorders
Hormonal imbalances and menstrual issues
Stress and anxiety
And many more
In the cases of chronic pain, injury or severe restriction, we may also decide to incorporate other “local acupuncture” techniques such as ashi needling (i.e. dry needling), motor point acupuncture and/or electro acupuncture. These may be used for a period of time to help break up adhesions and avascular tissue in an injured or dysfunctional area, returning it to a more healthy state that responds more favourably to distal treatments.
If you would like to find out if acupuncture can help you, book online with one of our qualified Sydney acupuncturists or contact us today.