What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin or deeper so they reach muscle tissue, they are inserted at specific points on the body, to various depths and may be left in position from a few minutes to around 20 minutes.
You may feel a tingling or a dull ache but shouldn’t experience any significant pain.Acupuncture is often sought for pain control, but it has much broader applications.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems and list a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture has been tested in controlled clinical trials. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which provides guidelines for the NHS on the use of treatments and care of patients recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment for chronic tension-type headaches and migraines.
Acupuncture may be used as a standalone treatment or in support or adjunct to other treatments.
Your first visit will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes and involves a general health assessment, detailed health history taking and possible physical examination, followed by the treatment which may along with acupuncture include other treatments such as soft tissue work. All treatment plans are agreed with the patient before commencement.