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Iliopsoas Muscle Injuries & Acupuncture for Relief

Updated: Apr 19

The Iliopsoas muscle & Acupuncture for injuries, Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington
The Iliopsoas muscle & Acupuncture for injuries, Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington

The iliopsoas muscle, also known as the hip flexor muscle, is a powerful muscle group that plays a crucial role in running, jumping, and throwing activities. However, due to their intensive use, these muscles can be prone to injury. Iliopsoas injury can be caused by sudden movement, overuse, or trauma to the muscle group. This blog post will teach us about iliopsoas and how acupuncture may help treat these injuries.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of needles into specific points or areas of the body to alleviate pain and promote healing. In recent years, acupuncture has become a complementary therapy for musculoskeletal injuries, including Iliopsoas. If you have an injury, it may be subsidized through The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). To know if you can get acupuncture and cupping for the injury, the patient must have an injury under twelve months from the date of the injury, an approved claim with ACC, an ACC45 (a unique code to the individual or patient for this injury), date of injury, and read codes(read codes are diagnosis) that apply for this injury. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be referred by your general practitioner (GP) or other healthcare provider, such as a physiotherapist, to receive acupuncture for this injury. You are in control of your health, and the management of your health, you also have the power to choose the treatment of your choice, and what is suitable for you and your situation.

Several studies have investigated the effects of acupuncture on Iliopsoas injury. One study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies found that acupuncture can significantly alleviate pain and improve functional recovery in patients with Iliopsoas injuries. In the study, patients received acupuncture treatment thrice per week for four weeks, each lasting 30-45 minutes. The researchers found that acupuncture patients had significantly lower pain scores and more significant functional recovery than the control group.

Another study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine found that acupuncture combined with other traditional Chinese medicine treatments, such as cupping and herbal medicine, can also be effective in treating Iliopsoas injuries. The study involved treating patients with Iliopsoas injuries with a combination of acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. The researchers found that the combined treatment significantly reduced pain and improved range of motion in the affected hip joint. I would also consider adding magnesium and zinc from BePure to help your muscles, sleep, digestion, and energy. When taken together before bed, the absorption rate goes up when combined. All BePure products can be purchased with your acupuncture or massage treatment.

In addition to reducing pain and improving functional recovery, acupuncture may also reduce inflammation in the affected area. A study published in the Journal of Pain Research investigated the effects of acupuncture on the inflammatory response in patients with Iliopsoas injury. The study found that acupuncture treatment significantly decreased levels of inflammatory markers in the affected muscle.

Overall, these studies suggest that acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for Iliopsoas injury. By reducing pain, improving functional recovery, and reducing inflammation, acupuncture may help patients recover more quickly and with fewer complications. As with any intervention, it is essential to discuss the use of acupuncture with a qualified acupuncturist and to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for the individual or patient. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. Communicating with your practitioner about your experience is essential to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture, 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns, check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this helps answer most people's questions. Please leave a comment below.


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