Medical Acupuncture

Benefits

 

Combining soft tissue therapy with medical acupuncture (dry needling) offers the perfect solution to your aches and pains. It is used as part of our integrated approach to the management of your pain and inflammation. It stimulates your body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. Wanting you to get better, quicker.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles that pierce the skin at the Acupuncture points. The single use needles are pre-sterilised, disposable and vary in length.  The insertion of the acupuncture needles stimulates your body to produce endorphins and oxytocin, its own pain- and stress- relieving chemicals. It also stimulates nerve fibres to block out pain signals and helps to reduce the sensitivity of tender points in your body. A number of needles may be used at each treatment and these are typically left in position for some 20-30 minutes before being removed.

 

The use of acupuncture is backed with sound research and evidence, as a means of enhancing pain modulation via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, serotonin to promote well being, to name but a few. These assist the body’s healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for other manual or exercise therapy.

Dry needling involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into Myofascial Trigger points.  These painful trigger points located within the muscle, have been shown in numerous studies, including (Gerwin 2010), to be responsible for up to 85% of musculoskeletal pain.

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Medical Acupuncture may benefit

  • Low back pain

  • Tension-type headaches 

  • Migraines

  • Anxiety

It can also help improve

  • Quality of sleep

  • Reduce headaches

  • Relieve heartburn

  • Balance mood-swings & lift your mood

Acupuncture works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system to release natural pain relieving hormones