Acupuncture involves the use of single-use, sterile disposable needles. These are inserted in to various acupuncture and local points specific to the problem being treated. Our physiotherapist uses acupuncture to treat a wide range of joint, muscle and ligament injuries. A number of needles may be used during each treatment, and these are typically left in position for between 15-20 minutes before being removed.


Acupuncture is primarily used for its pain relieving benefits and resolving problems such as tightness or tender points within muscles. Acupuncture can stimulate the release of the body’s own natural pain killers called endorphins and also change the way pain messages are interpreted or received via the Pain Gate mechanism. There is an ever increase amount of research evidence highlighting the benefits of acupuncture and its use treating pain conditions.

Auriculotherapy is the use of acupuncture points on the ear. Our body is mapped out on the ear and these acupuncture points can be used separately or in combination with body acupuncture points to treat conditions.

How safe is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is safe when practised by an appropriately trained clinician. Our physiotherapist qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture in 1997 and is a full member of the Acupuncture Association of chartered Physiotherapist (AACP) in the UK which has specific codes of conduct and commitment to ongoing continuing professional development.

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