As a physiotherapist clinic we use medical acupuncture as an adjunct to other skills commonly used within our practice such as tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation, ultrasound therapy, exercise prescription and biomechanical analysis. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. It increases the body’s release of natural painkillers.
In a single session with Physio&Therapy UK you may well have access to all of these treatment types depending upon your symptoms and stage of injury.
It is only if you require or request a specific session of one type of treatment that you will have dedicated session of that treatment alone.
Acupuncture can be used for most injury cases and is useful for so many conditions.
Medical acupuncture has been recognised amongst other things by the NICE guidelines with one of their recommended to GP’s to refer for 10 treatment sessions for those suffering chronic low back pain.
As the benefit of medical acupuncture grows over the number of sessions, it is advisable to view this treatment as weekly input over a short period for optimal efficacy.