Western Medical Acupuncture
Western medical acupuncture is a modern streamlined adaptation of the more traditional approach of Chinese Acupuncture. Medical acupuncture theory is explained uses anatomy, physiology, myofascial trigger points and effects on the nervous system. Chinese acupuncture uses theories of QI, Meridans, Yin & Yang and the 5 Elements, however the fine filliform needles are central to both practises.
Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complimentary, on offer in the UK. Here at the clinic we can incorporate it as part of the treatment to treat soft tissue restrictions such as trigger points, muscle activation, pain relief and injuries such as lower back pain, plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis plus many more.
What Should I Expect With Acupuncture?
Acupuncture needles are not like the needles used for taking blood or injections. Acupuncture needles are are extremely fine; they are about the thickness of a human hair. Clients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or dull ache. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing. Acupuncture has virtually no unpleasant side effects, occasionally there may be minor bruising.
Many of our clients who try acupuncture for the first time are typically surprised by the fact it doesn’t hurt and the needles are hair fine. Many clients have reported that the process is either energizing or immensely relaxing, reporting back that they felt there sleep had improved, had a more positive frame of mind and their general well being was so much better.