Injury Rehabilitation

By using the Sinews, the tendinomuscular channels, Acupuncture can be used to treat injuries both new and ones that are very old. All injuries leave a mark on the body. Recent research1 also tells us that the pain we experience from a trauma also stays with us permanently until eventually the pain “volume” is turned right down. This makes sense because we need the memory of the impact to remind us not to do it again.

At the Acupuncture Sanctuary we use Acupuncture, Bodywork, Gua Sha and Moxibustion together with liniments to make changes in the tissues and muscles and eventually in the musculature to allow freedom of movement and reduction in pain234.

We are also registered with ACC to work with you if you have a claim.

Below I have listed some of the common musculoskeletal conditions that Acupuncture treats as indicated by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC):

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) will contribute to funding for the treatment of accidents that have resulted in –


Tenosynovitis/Synovitis, Fracture of Metacarpal Bone, Fracture Phalanges of Hand, Dislocation/Subluxation of Finger/Thumb, Sprain Radial Collateral Ligament (Thumb), Sprain Thumb, Sprain Finger/Interphalangeal Joint,
Open Wound Hand/Open Wound Fingers/Open Wound Thumb, Open Wound Fingernail/Avulsion of Nail, Amputation Finger(s), Contusion Finger/Thumb/Fingernail (haematoma), Crush Injury Finger(s) (open/closed)/Thumb (closed)/Finger (open).


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Flexor Tendon Rupture Hand/Wrist, Fracture Scaphoid (closed), Fracture Carpal Bone,  Sprain Wrist/Hand, Sprain Tendon Wrist or Hand, Open Wound Wrist, Contusion Wrist/Hand, Crush Injury Wrist or Hand, Burns Hand(s)/Wrist.

Elbow and Forearm

Fracture of Proximal Radius/Ulna, Fracture of Shaft of Radius/Ulna, Fracture of Distal Radius/Ulna Sprain Elbow/Forearm, Open Wound Elbow/Forearm, Abrasion Lower Arm (no infection), Contusion Elbow/Forearm, Burns Arm


Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Tendonitis Upper Limb, Fracture Clavicle (closed non-displaced), Fracture Humerus (closed proximal), Dislocation/Subluxation Shoulder, Sprain Upper Arm/Shoulder, Sprain Acromio-Clavicular Ligament, Sprain Infraspinatus Tendon, Rotator Cuff Sprain, Sprain Shoulder Joint, Rupture of Supraspinatus of Biceps Tendon, Open Wound Shoulder/Upper Limb, Abrasion Upper Arm (no infection), Contusion Upper Limb, Contusion Upper Arm/Shoulder, Crush Injury Upper Arm.

Chest and Trunk

Fracture Rib (closed), Rib Sprain, Open Wound Head/Neck/Trunk, Abrasion Trunk, Contusion Trunk, Contusion Breast, Contusion Chest Wall, Trunk Burns.


Cervical Disc Prolapse Radiculopathy, Thoracic Disc Prolapse Radiculopathy, Lumbar Disc Prolapse Radiculopathy, Chronic/Recurrent Pain (cervical), Low Back Pain, Acute Pain – Lumbar, Lumbago, Sciatica, Sprain Sacroiliac Joints, Sprain Cervical Spine, Whiplash, Sprain Thoracic Spine, Sprain Lumbar Spine, Contusion Back, Crush Injury Back.

Hip and Thigh

Sprain Hip/Thigh, Contusion Hip and Thigh.

Knee and Lower Leg

Prepatellar Bursitis, Fracture Tibia/Fibula, Acute Meniscal Tear (medial), Acute Meniscal Tear (lateral), Sprain Quadriceps Tendon, Sprain Lateral Collateral Ligament Knee,  Medial Collateral Ligament Knee, Sprain Cruciate Ligament Knee, Sprain Gastrocnemius, Open Wound Knee/Leg, Abrasion Leg/Knee, Contusion Knee and Lower Leg,  Contusion Lower Limb (multiple sites), Burns Lower Limb.


Tendonitis Achilles, Fracture Ankle, Ankle Sprain, Achilles Tendon, Contusion Ankle and Foot.


Fracture Tarsal Bones/Metatarsals (closed), Fracture Phalanges of Foot, Sprain Metatarsophalangeal Joint/Interphalangeal Joint, Open Wound Foot/Toe(s) Contusion Toe, Crush Injury Foot (closed)


Post-Concussion Syndrome, Open Wound Ear, Open Wound Scalp/Forehead, Open Wound Nose/Cheek/Eyebrow/Lip/Jaw/Mouth, Open Wound Buttock/External Genitalia, Amputation at Shoulder/Hand/Elbow/Foot/Upper Leg/Lower Leg, Abrasion Face, Contusion Head/Neck, Contusion Genital Organs Burns Head/Neck, Toxic Reaction Bee Sting, Bite(dog),  Bite(human).


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