Western Medical Acupuncture uses the current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology whilst taking evidence based practice into consideration.
It is now widely regarded as a conventional medicine. Acupuncture is one of the many skills used by a physiotherapist to relieve pain and inflammation. It acts by influencing the nervous system to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain. By stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals it aids recovery and enhances rehabilitation.
All of our physiotherapists have undertaken post-graduate training with the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and attend regular updates on current research and techniques presented by external lecturers in our on-site training facilities.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture increases blood flow thereby enhancing the body’s natural repair mechanisms and enabling an improved recovery time. It’s direct effect on the nervous system can act as a very strong analgesic, reducing pain and allowing other physiotherapy treatments to achieve more effective results. It is used to help with the recovery from a wide variety of conditions including back pain, headaches, arthritis and following a sports injury.