Woman Receiving Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture: 

 

This includes single use, single insertion, filiform needles that are skillfully inserted in your tissues to improve the pain and stiffness. You will have to sign a consent form that checks all your medical history to determine your suitability for this treatment. Sam has been skilled in these techniques since 2012. If you wish to ask more questions about risks and benefits, please do not hesitate to contact Sam.

 

Acupuncture treatment includes:

Headache, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist/hand pain, knee pain, foot and ankle pain, as well as stress relief, chronic pain relief and sleep treatment with acupuncture.

Treatment involves use of various sizes of acupuncture needles that manipulate the tissues and improve the flow of qi (energy) in the energy channels which provides relaxation and pain relief resulting in a good night sleep on the day of treatment.

The acupuncture clinic runs every weekend at Addlestone.


 

Dry needling:

 

This method treats tight muscles and soft tissues in any part of your body.

Treatment involves use of various sizes of acupuncture needles that manipulate the tissues and improves blood supply and reduces tightness thus providing pain relief.

This treatment causes immediate soreness, however after two days you will notice the decrease in stiffness and pain in the tissues and muscles.

How acupuncture works

Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles.

This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It's likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.

A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.

Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or "life force", flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi (pronounced "chee").

Practitioners who use acupuncture in the traditional way believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. They also believe acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.