Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation in different musculoskeletal conditions.

Physiotherapy and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation in different musculoskeletal conditions. Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence suggest that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise to aid recovery.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is a very safe procedure when carried out by fully qualified professionals. Your AACP physiotherapist is qualified to deliver this therapy and has undergone a recognised accredited training course in acupuncture.

The needles used by your physiotherapist are sterile and disposed of after one use. Acupuncture needles are the same width as human hair, are much smaller than an injection needle, so having acupuncture does not feel the same as having an injection.

The needles are disposable, pre-sterilised and individually packaged. These are often supplied in guide-tubes for easy insertion which means that there is no risk of anything touching the needle during the process. When needles are inserted, you may feel a temporary, sharp pricking sensation.

Are There any Side Effects to Acupuncture?

Any side effects tend to be mild and short-lived. They may include: mottling of the skin fatigue, bruising, localised bleeding or soreness or redness or around the needle sites, light headedness. If you continue to feel tired after a treatment, it is recommended that you do not drive or operate machinery.

If you have or are concerned about any possible side effects, please speak to your physiotherapist.

If you would like to discuss your problem before booking an appointment please give our physiotherapy team a call, we will do our best to help.

Call us at 07809244450 | 07852770896 or email us at info@physiocareclinic.com

Other Services

Physiotherapy has vital role to play in conditions which require surgery to ensure best outcome from surgery. We understand your needs and work closely with your surgeon to get the desired outcome. Our team has extensive experience in pre and post surgery physiotherapy and will work with you to achieve your desired goals from surgery. We specialize in following:

Specialist Assessment & Diagnosis

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Spinal Physiotherapy

Pre & Post Surgery Rehabilitation

Chronic Pain Management

Sport Injuries & Rehab

Acupuncture

Medico-legal Physiotherapy

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage

Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Women's Health Physiotherapy

Chronic Pain Management

Acupuncture

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Spinal Physiotherapy

Medico-legal Physiotherapy

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage

Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Women's Health Physiotherapy

Specialist Assessment & Diagnosis

Pre & Post Surgery Rehabilitation

Sport Injuries & Rehab

Additional Services

Physiotherapy has vital role to play in conditions which require surgery to ensure best outcome from surgery. We understand your needs and work closely with your surgeon to get the desired outcome. Our team has extensive experience in pre and post surgery physiotherapy and will work with you to achieve your desired goals from surgery. We specialize in following:

Pre And Post Knee Ligament Surgery (Anterior Cruciate , Menisus)

Post Upper Or Lower Limb Fracture Rehabilitation

Shoulder Replacement / Arthroscopic Decompression Surgery

Total Knee Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

Ankle Ligament / Tendon Surgery