Medical Acupunture

Whats is medical acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting fine needles into certain points across the body, to encourage healing and pain relief.
Needling specific body parts is thought to stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It is thought that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.
Benefits of medical acupuncture

​- Reduce muscle spasms and pains in specific areas 
- Can be performed to treat injuries such as low back pain, tendonitis, low back pain and golfers elbow
- Reduces our body’s biochemical responses to stress
- Increasing the secretion of our body’s natural opiates, endorphins; and by increasing secretion of natural cortisone-like anti-inflammation drugs in the adrenal glands

Favourite Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

In most cases, acupuncture is completely painless. Occasionally, a needle may be sensed more than others, but the feeling passes very quickly. Once the needle are inserted there is no residual discomfort.

How will I feel after the treatment?

You are likely to feel relaxed and calm. If the treatment has been particularly strong you may feel tired or drowsy.

Can I combine this with other type of
treatment such as a sports massage?

Yes you can.  I generally perform acupuncture as my first method of treatment if I feel that the client will benefit from acupucture.  This can be discussed in your consultation in more detail.
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