What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine approach that dates back over 3000 years. The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk use acupuncture to help restore the balance of energy in the body which can relieve pain, inflammation and promote the healing process.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
The physiotherapists will use acupuncture to help to provide a variety of benefits including:
- Pain relief
- Reducing muscle spasm
- Reducing joint stiffness
- Increasing muscle length
- Reduces swelling
- Promotes the release of endorphins
- Stimulating an inflammatory response
Who will benefit from acupuncture?
The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk treat a number of conditions with acupuncture:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic pain
- Back and neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Acute injuries
- Stress related problems
- Mental health disorders
How can acupuncture help?
After a full assessment with one of the specialist physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk, we will see whether acupuncture may be suited to help you as part of your treatment. Single use fine needles are used at various ‘trigger’ points on the body depending on your symptoms and this will help to stimulate the flow of energy.
By restoring the energy balance of the body, this will create an effective environment to enhance the healing process and reduce any pain. The needles are very fine and will only be inserted at the surface of the skin and although a dull ache may be felt, you should not experience any pain.
At Physio.co.uk, the physiotherapists will combine acupuncture with other treatments to try and achieve the best possible outcome. To book a full assessment with one of the specialist physiotherapists, please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800 today. Alternatively, book an appointment online with us today!