Medical Acupuncture utilizes the ancient art of applying needles into the body to reduce pain and help the recovery from injury.Medical acupuncture is different to the ethos of the eastern acupuncture which works primarily on chakra lines within the body. Medical acupuncture places the needle at the central point of pain or tension and relieves it within the actual site through increased blood flow, hormonal changes and interference with the neural pathways. Acupuncture is used as an adjunct for many complaints, however some issues such as chronic headaches, poly myalgia and fibromyalgia have been helped with medical acupuncture in isolation.
Why use medical acupuncture?
Medical Acupuncture is often prescribed by the team at Physiotherapy UK as an additional treatment alongside other options, such as physiotherapy or sports massage. The benefits of acupuncture in painful areas are numerous; by targeting areas of the body, it can help to release natural painkillers in the body and stimulate the nerves in the skin and muscles.
How does the treatment work?
Medical acupuncture will be used with other treatments offered by Physiotherapy UK, and is incredibly effective at treating back pain. By manipulating the anatomy with carefully positioned needles, medical acupuncture will relieve pain and tension and can be used all over the body. The programme will usually be made up of multiple sessions as the benefits of acupuncture treatment increase over time. We service patients in Northumberland and Newcastle areas.
For more information about medical acupuncture, or if you need information on orthotics, get in touch online or call our friendly reception in Corbridge on 01434 307989.