Physiotherapists are trained to use acupuncture as an adjunct to your treatment to help with pain management and encourage healing.
Acupuncture helps to reduce pain by stimulating the body to release it's own pain-mediating chemicals known as Endorphins.
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used since 1000BC in the management of pain and disease. It is based on the theory that pain and illness is caused by an imbalance in the body's energy and acupuncture is used to restore the balance of energy in the body.
Our acupuncture Physiotherapists have all trained with the AACP (Association of Acupuncture for Chartered Physiotherapists) and are required to follow the AACP guidelines and standards for practice. Sterile, single-use disposable needles are used at SPC for your acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is very useful in treating a range of conditions and managing chronic pain symptoms. Please give us a call on 01527 597272 to see if it may help you.
Dry Needling is similar to acupuncture but is used to treat specifically muscle pain. Myofascial trigger points are the 'knots' you can feel in muscle that hurt when you press on them. Inserting a very fine 'acupuncture' needle into this area helps to release the tight band of muscle and releases the body's own pain-mediating hormones to resolve the symptoms.