Acupuncture

What’s The Problem?

Headaches | Neck Pain | Lower Back Pain
Sciatica and Nerve Pain | Muscle Injuries
Muscle Tightness | Tendon Injuries
Anxiety | Post Exercise Ache (DOMS)

Benefits Of Acupuncture?

Promotes Analgesia (Pain Relief) | Increases Blood Flow to the Area
Reduces Muscle Tightness | Promotes the Bodies Natural Healing
Reduces Stress | Encourages Better Quality Sleep

Acupuncture FAQ

Acupuncture Prices

30 Minute Appointment – £45

What is Acupuncture?

Traditionally a Chinese treatment, Acupuncture has been around for over 4000 years. Acupuncture involves using fine needles to stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins, and an increase in blood to the area, encouraging healing

Does It Hurt?

90% of the time, no! The needles are so fine that normally there isn’t even any blood or mark when you remove them. Your clinician will place their hand flat on your body when inserting the needle, this means that your nerves pick up the pressure of the hand rather than the needle.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Done correctly, acupuncture is completely safe. All our clinicians have had the correct training and are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

I Have Other Medical Conditions, Can I Still Have Acupuncture?

Physiotherapists (AACP). All needles are purchased through the AACP recommended distributor and are single use needles. You will see your clinician remove it from the packet. Each needle is in its own plastic tube, so it never touches anything other than your skin.

There are very few conditions that would mean you cannot have acupuncture, however there are many conditions that your clinician needs to be made aware of before treating with acupuncture.

Some conditions mean that acupuncture can be used excluding some acupuncture points. Your clinician will ask you about any other medical conditions prior to starting treatment

Are There Any Negative Side Effects?

Acupuncture is completely safe to use when done properly. The only ‘negative’ side effect is the possibility of slight dizziness following the session. This is normally caused by a drop in blood sugar levels so we recommend being well hydrated and eating before your session.

All other possible side effects, such as small bruising, will be discussed with you by your clinician prior to the treatment

Is There Much Evidence For Its Use?

Yes, with certain conditions such as non specific lower back pain there is vast amounts of clinical evidence for its effectiveness. Acupuncture is no longer seen as a form of alternative treatment.

Are The Effects Long Term?

Yes. With the correct physiotherapy program acupuncture can assist in the full recovery of many injuries. Short term, acupuncture work great for reducing pain, long term it works best when used as an adjunct to physiotherapy.

What Do I Need To Bring?

It is advisable to bring a pair of shorts if the problem is related to your leg. For ladies we recommend you wear a vest top if your complaint relates to your upper body. 

If you have any medical letters relating to your current injury, or past similar injuries, please bring these. Please feel free to bring a chaperone if you wish.

Are You Registered With My Health Insurance?

We are registered with all major health insurance companies including Bupa, Aviva, Axa, Cigna,

I Don't Have Health Insurance, Can I Pay On The Day?

Simply Health, Vitality, Healix and Aetna. Not all insurance policies cover the use of acupuncture alone and all policies do vary slightly, so if in doubt please contact your insurance.
Yes you can. We accept card or cash, and you don’t pay until the end of your session. No payment will be made when booking your appointment today

Ready To Book?

All appointments can be booked online, but if you’re unsure on what type of appointment you need please book a free phone/video call consultation with one of our clinicians who can discuss your needs & advise you

Dunmow

Physio Active Healthcare
Unique Health & Fitness
Zone B Chelmsford Road Industrial Estate
Chelmsford Road
Great Dunmow
CM6 1HD

0207 993 0086
 admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Bishops Stortford

Physio Active Healthcare
100 South Street
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3BG

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Waltham Abbey

Physio Active Healthcare
Pixel Business Centre,
110 Brooker Road,
Waltham Abbey,
EN9 1JH

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Theydon Bois

Physio Active Healthcare
11 Forest Drive
Theydon Bois
Epping
CM16 7EX

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Ongar

Physio Active Healthcare
Ongar Foot Clinic
96 High Street
Ongar
CM5 9EB

 020 7993 0086
 admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Billericay

Physio Active Healthcare
360 Studio Fitness
32 Radford Way
Billericay
CM12 9DF

 020 7993 0086
 admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Physiotherapy Hours
Friday 9am - 9pm

Sawston

Physio Active Healthcare
Gymbos
Dales Manor Business Park
East Way
Sawston
Cambridge
CB22 3TJ

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Meldreth

Physio Active Health
Gymbos
College Farm Business Park
Meldreth
SG8 6NT

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

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