If you’re suffering from ill health or muscle pain, then acupuncture could be the treatment for you. Acupuncture can be used to effectively treat a wide range of different health complaints and is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine.
NOT SURE HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS?
Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within Physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to treat pain and inflammation. Physiotherapists base their treatment on scientific research and clinical evidence that acupuncture can reduce pain. Fine sterile, single-use needles are used which stimulate the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These natural chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I HAVE?
The overall number of treatment sessions required will depend on you, your condition and our assessment.
Most patients receive a course of 4-5 treatments, although just 1 or 2 treatments may be enough. Sometimes 1 or 2 ‘top up’ treatments are required. Treatments are normally given at 1-2 weekly intervals. It is generally clear after a few sessions whether or not acupuncture will benefit you and if the treatment should be continued.
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