Medical acupuncture is a technique that involves inserting fine needles into certain points across the body, to encourage healing and pain relief.
Dry needling can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Massage or Sports therapy and it doesn’t adhere to the concepts of Qi or yin/yang, as followed in Chinese acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment. In a very rare occasions, some people may experience mild, short-term side effects such as:
- pain where the needles puncture the skin
- bleeding or bruising
- feeling dizzy or faint
- worsening of pre-existing symptoms
Acupuncture is usually relatively painless. You may feel a tingling or a dull ache when the needles are inserted. If you feel any significant pain, let your therapist know straight away.
Medical acupuncture can help to relieve pain by stimulating the brain and nervous system to produce pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins. This is thought to help promote the body’s natural healing process, which can be essential in the treatment of painful musculoskeletal problems.
If you have a bleeding disorder, such as haemophilia, or are taking anticoagulants, talk to your GP before you book your session with our acupuncturist.
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