Our physiotherapist Richard is qualified and very experienced in acupuncture. It can be extremely beneficial for musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, shoulder stiffness and knee pain especially when used side by side with more traditional physiotherapy treatments.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an alternative form of therapy most commonly used for painful conditions and the relief of nerve symptoms such as carpel tunnel and sciatica. Thin sterile needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points to stimulate the nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue to trigger the bodies healing response.
What to expect?
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache when the needles are adjusted during the treatment. This needs to be done as it enhances the body’s response. Occasionally a small bruise can appear at the needle site and while most people feel deeply relaxed during and after a session, some people can feel slightly dizzy or tired.