Acupuncture

A number of our Health2u physiotherapists are trained to practice acupuncture in Singapore therefore can offer this treatment to our clients. Extensive research has proven it to be effective and it is often used alongside other physiotherapy treatments or by itself depending on the clients needs.

What is a Acupuncture?

The traditional Chinese philosophy is that when the body is healthy, energy which is known as ‘qi’ flows freely along pathways known as meridians. Each of these pathways is linked to an organ within the body such as the heart and lung. Going with the Chinese Acupuncture Philosophy in a healthy body energy which is also know as ‘qi’ flow along meridians which are pathways linked to organs in the body such as the lungs, heart, kidneys or liver. Factors such as trauma, anxiety, anger, stress can disrupt this energy flow. The acupuncture can help by inserting needles along the pathways where the energy is disrupted to restore energy to flow along the meridians freely again.

Another method that acupuncture works by is to act on ‘our paingate’. The needle being inserted sends impulses up into the brain and this releases substances know as ‘endogenous opioids’ which act like our bodys own painkillers from the brain. This then helps to reduce or completely get rid of the pain.

Is Acupuncture Right For Me

Please discuss with the physiotherapist from Health2u treating you whether they believe acupuncture is right for you. However, if you have a metal allergy to stainless steel, a phobia of needles or an infection acupuncture is not right for you at this time. Some of the conditions Health2u believes acupuncture helpful for are:

  • knee pain acupuncture
  • back pain acupuncture
  • headache acupuncure
  • ankle pain acupuncture
  • de quervains acupuncture
  • carpal tunnel acupuncture
  • muscle pain acupuncture
  • trigger point acupuncture

How Effective Will Acupuncture Be?

Acupuncture has varied effects on different people and although can have fantastic results for some people can also not work for others. The number of sessions required also varies between individuals.

How Is Acupuncture Carried Out?

Sterile disposable extremely fine needles are very quickly inserted through the skin into the tissues beneath. Once the needle is in, different feelings can be experienced such as deep ache, heat or heaviness around where the needle is in. These effects are normal and called ‘De Qi’ and in fact, if you do feel this then it means the acupuncture is having a good effect and signals that your body’s own painkillers are being released.

When it is used is to release trigger points or muscle spasm the needle is likely only in for a few minutes whereas if to help restore energy flow along meridians the needles will stay in longer normally between 15 and 30 minutes.

How Many Acupuncture Sessions Do I Need?

Again varies between different people and some may only need one session whereas others at least 6 sessions to see a noticeable improvement. The lasting effect also varies with some finding the problem has permanently resolving and others needing maintenance treatments to maintain the lasting effect.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) are required to train to a minimum standard and are bound by professional codes of conduct through the Alled Health Professions Council (AHPC). It is a lot safer than most drugs but there can be side effects felt which include:

  • Needle site bruising
  • Drowsiness feeling after treatment
  • Needle site discomfort
  • Temporary pain increases
  • Feeling faint or fainting

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    Laura O'ByrneSpecialist Senior Physiotherapist
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    Laura owns and runs Health2u with Bex Aldridge. She has worked in various clinical settings in both the United Kingdom and Singapore, where she spent three years at Jurong Health hospitals working in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric, acute orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal departments. Laura has a very fun and lively manner which helps to motivate clients to exercise and participate in their physiotherapy. She is also a certified dry needling practitioner. Laura is one of our experts in pre and postnatal physiotherapy to relieve low back pain, sacroiliac pain and other pains associated with pregnancy. She also is experienced in correcting a Diastasis Recti and helping restore bladder control with pelvic floor exercises. She specialises in designing and putting programmes of physiotherapy into practice: therapeutic exercise; manipulations; massage; education; the use of electro-therapeutic and other modalities, with a focus on being active. She is also an experienced ergonomics assessor, on which subject she oversees set-ups and delivers talks. In her spare time, Laura enjoys Pilates, going to the gym and exploring South East Asia

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    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    women's health physiotherapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
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    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
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    womens health & paediatric
    shockwave therapy for pain
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Mok Ying RongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ying Rong graduated from Queen Margaret University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and is a certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in acute hospital and clinic setting, specializing in post-surgery, sports injury, elderly and clients in pain. While at Farrer Park Hospital she provided quality care for both inpatient and outpatients of all age groups and diverse conditions including joint trauma, degenerative conditions, spinal infections, nerve injuries, fractures and amputations. Ying Rong is passionate about rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal and neurological issues back to pain-free status and currently sees a mixture of post-surgery and musculoskeletal patients in the comfort of their own homes. Ying Rong is a National distance runner and holds the record for the Singapore Half Marathon. With a keen interest in running she has spearheaded a running gait analysis program.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    care homes
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    pilates
    personal training
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Noopura YeliurPhysiotherapist Specialising in Rehab and Massage
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    Noopura is a physiotherapist of over 12 years qualifying in 2009 and continuing on to complete a with a Masters Degree in Clinical Exercise Science at Melbourne Victoria University.  Her main interests are Massage, Sports Massage and Rehabilitation using her knowledge of her Masters to make her treatments more effective.   She has worked in various clinical settings including both hospital environments, clinics and at peoples homes. Noop is a motivated and personable therapist which helps to motivate clients to exercise and participate in their rehab. She is also kind and calm helping clients to feel comfortable and relaxed in her care. She specialises in designing and putting programmes of rehab into practice: therapeutic exercise; massage; education with a focus on being active.

    Services

    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    bone conditioning programme
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    exercise and rehab programmes
    osteoporosis programmes
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Jing-Yi YapAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Jing Yi graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2012 and attained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin in 2013. She has been working with JurongHealth since 2012, specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy including work-related and post-operative conditions. She is also certified in Dry Needling and Kinesio Taping 1 & 2. Jing Yi has a keen interest in spinal and lower limb conditions, with a particular focus on active rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is also part of the medical team providing physiotherapy service at the Games Medical Centre for the recent 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 and 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015. In her free time, Jing Yi enjoys gymming, yoga and traveling.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    care homes
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    Ezora WongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist since 2012.  She first worked with Jurong Health establishing the rehab protocols and workflow for the critically ill patients of ICU.  Ezora then became a certified clinical educator training students in both (musculokskeletal) pain relief and sports physio over the years at Jurong Health.  She decided to pursue her interest in the musculoskeletal and sports side of physiotherapy by becoming a physio for the student athletes during the Annual University Games from 2015-2019 & Singapore Male and Female football teams whilst working privately for a clinic. Throughout the years of rehabilitating clients she developed a strong interest in using a number of her combined skills as a musculoskeletal physio and sports physio to treat pain that has developed in any area of the body and also during pregnancy and after birth; she is great at prescribing exercises that effectively build strength in the core and throughout the body. She also has a great reputation for her massage techniques and hands on manual therapy treatments. Through her experience with sports teams she developed a lot of practice in Kinesiology taping, rehab techniques and strengthening and she is also undertaking regular courses with the Australia Physiotherapy Association (APA) to continuously upgrade her skills in treating women at different life stages. Ezora can speak fluid English and Cantonese and as a person Ezora is well liked being kind, considerate and very dedicated to her clients.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Qian Xin OhAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Qian Xin is qualified with an Honors Degree in Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. She previously worked in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for over 4 years before moving on to private practice. Qian Xin has invaluable experience in working with patients in various areas such as neurological, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. In her third year, she then went on to specialize in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 2 years. Qian Xin speaks fluent English and Hokkien. With her strong belief in a holistic approach towards her treatment approaches, Qian Xin develops a keen interest in the analysis of the entire body movement system. She is also certified in Dry Needling. Integrating her knowledge in the entire body movement system with her skills in manual therapy, she develops an individualized rehabilitation program for her clients. She believes that empowering people with the knowledge in understanding how their body works and the skills in managing their injuries is key to ensuring effective treatment, hence positive results in the treatment outcomes. Apart from clinical work, Qian Xin also enjoys people-watching and/or reading books while enjoying a cup of coffee at cafes.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    cardiac rehab