Acupuncture originated in the Far East over 2,500 years ago, and is most commonly associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is the technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on the body, with the aim of relieving pain.
These acupuncture point’s lie along meridians along which Qi, the bodies’ natural energy is believed to flow. Acupuncture works through correcting the bodies’ imbalances in Qi, which can cause physical discomfort and emotional distress. Acupuncture also stimulates the production of the bodies’ natural pain relieving hormones (i.e serotonin and endorphins), reducing stress and pain levels alike.
What should you expect?
Patients can expect to feel a sensation of warmth and heaviness in the area being treated. This is described as ‘Dequi’, the facilitation of the bodies’ natural energy flow. Following treatment patients often feel very relaxed.
Acupuncture is used by our Physiotherapists, against a background of sound clinical research and evidence. All our practitioners are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, guaranteeing high quality treatment.