Medical acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into affected areas of the body to encourage pain relief and promote healing.
The difference between medical acupuncture and Chinese acupuncture is that Chinese acupuncture is based on the ancient beliefs of 'yin' and 'yang'. Medical acupuncture uses a combined knowledge of physiology and pathology, anatomy and the common principles of evidence based medicine. Medical acupuncture is practiced by healthcare practitioners and is generally regarded as part of conventional medicine.
Medical acupuncture can help with a range of conditions including back pain, muscle and tendon conditions, tension-type headaches and joint pain.
All of our needles are desponsable, sterile, single use needles. They are very fine and the majority of people feel nothing when they are being inserted.
If you have booked an appointment for medical acupuncture please ensure you inform the therapist if you have had any of the following:
- if you have ever fainted or had a fit
- if you have heart issues or a pacemaker fitted
- if you have a bleeding disorder such as haemophillia
- if you are taking any anti-coagulants or any other medication.