Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within Physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and injury. Most Physiotherapy treatments are scientifically based and there is much clinical evidence to support the use of Acupuncture to reduce pain.  Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals such as endorphins.  Melatonin, which promotes sleep, may also be produced or  Serotonin, that promotes a feeling of general well being. These natural chemicals can encourage the body to heal itself.

Treatments where Acupuncture is used will also include advice on how you can help your recovery and prevent recurrence. Your Physiotherapist is also in the unique position to combine Acupuncture with other treatments such as:

  •  exercise
  • manipulation
  • muscle re education
  • electrotherapy
  • sports rehabilitation and joint mobilisation

thus an optimum recovery can be achieved as quickly as possible.

We are also able offer Electro-Acupuncture, a more stimulating form of Acupuncture, where a comfortable current is applied to the needles. This treatment is particularly useful in chronic pain problems and is also supported by research.

We can also do “Acupuncture” without using needles if you have a phobia of needles!!!

All our therapists using Acupuncture are members of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP),

On April 13th, 2011, posted in: Services by
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