Musculoskeletal Acupuncture

musculoskeletal disorder neck pain

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal issues

Acupuncture may assist with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints with strong evidence of the benefits for chronic low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, and moderate evidence for acute low back pain, lateral elbow pain (tennis elbow), neck pain, plantar fasciitis (plantar heel pain), sciatica, shoulder impingement syndrome (swimmer’s shoulder), and jaw pain.

We offer acupuncture for musculoskeletal complaints aimed at alleviating muscle pain and tension, removing toxins in the muscle tissue, and stimulating the body’s own repair system.

Tennis elbow and swimmer's shoulder

Acupuncture can be used to assist in treating musculoskeletal problems caused by repetition, overuse or misuse like tennis elbow and swimmer’s shoulder. The acupuncture is individualised to the patient and may incorporate lifestyle changes.

Back pain

The muscles in the back commonly become stiff and sore. Acupuncture for back pain is aimed at stimulating the body’s natural healing ability to ease muscle tension, improve joint fluid levels, reduce inflammation, and assist the body in restoring balance and good health.

Diagnosis and treatment plan

Registered acupuncture practitioners use a suite of acupuncture techniques to treat musculoskeletal complaints such as sprains and strains, frozen shoulder, sciatica, and osteoarthritis. Your individualised treatment plan may incorporate acupuncture, electro acupuncture, cupping, massage, and Chinese herbal medicine.

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal issues on the Central Coast NSW

Experienced acupuncturist, Victor Fenech, offers acupuncture treatment for musculoskeletal problems on the NSW Central Coast. Contact Victor to discuss whether acupuncture may be suitable for you.



Clark Richard J, Tighes Maria, The Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Plantar Heel Pain: a systematic review. Acupuncture in Medicine · October 2012

The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, An International Journal of Comparative Medicine East and West. Efficacy of Electro-Acupuncture in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Wipoo Kumnerddee and Nitsara Pattapong. Volume 40, Issue 06, 2012

Lee JH, Choi TY, Lee MS, Lee H, Shin BC, Lee H. Acupuncture for acute low back pain: a systematic review. Clin J Pain. 2013 Feb;29(2):172-85.

Wellington J. Noninvasive and alternative management of chronic low back pain (efficacy and outcomes). Neuromodulation. 2014 Oct;17 Suppl 2:24-30.

Liu L, Skinner M, McDonough S, Mabire L, Baxter GD. Acupuncture for low back pain: an overview of systematic reviews. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:328196.

Manyanga T, Froese M, Zarychanski R, Abou-Setta A, Friesen C, Tennenhouse M, et al. Pain management with acupuncture in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014;14:312.

Zongshi Qin et al. Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015: 425108.

Chen CC, Yang CC, Hu CC, Shih HN, Chang YH, Hsieh PH. Acupuncture for pain relief after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;40(1):31-6.

Trinh K, Graham N, Irnich D, Cameron ID, Forget M. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016(5):Cd004870.

Dong W, Goost H, Lin XB, Burger C, Paul C, Wang ZL, et al. Treatments for shoulder impingement syndrome: a PRISMA systematic review and network meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Mar;94(10):e510.

Weidenhammer W, Streng A, Linde K, Hoppe A, Melchart D. Acupuncture for chronic pain within the research program of 10 German Health Insurance Funds–basic results from an observational study. Complementary therapies in medicine. 2007;15(4):238-46.

Vickers, A. J., Cronin, A. M., Maschino, A. C., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., et al. (2012). Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172(19), 1444.