Acupuncture is one of the treatments available to you with our physiotherapists and can form part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Assisting the body’s healing process and offering pain relief, acupuncture acts as a precursor for other manual or exercise therapies to increase their effect. Each Physiotherapist practicing acupuncture at PremierPhysio is a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and as such is bound by their code of professional conduct and works in a framework of evidence-based practice.
The effectiveness of acupuncture can be increased with the use of electro-acupuncture. This involves passing a pulsed electrical current through one or more pairs of needles. The sensation is similar to that of a TENS machine.
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine dating back as far as 300BC. According to traditional Eastern principles, our health is dependent on the body's vital energy known as Qi moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians or channels. The QI circulates within the deeper organs of the body, but connects to the superficial skin. In a normal healthy body, a balance exists between these systems. However Qi can be disrupted by many factors, physical, mental or emotional. This results in pain and inflammation, or weakness and exhaustion. Inserting acupuncture needles into specific points is believed to harmonise and improve the flow of Qi.
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A brilliant place. I came with knee and calf problems that I’ve had for 9 years. After the first session I felt a lot of relief with those two areas and was able to follow a simple and effective plan. I had some acupuncture on the calf and Neil was really great at talking me through it and putting me at ease. 10/10 would recommend.
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