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
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
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