Western Medical Acupuncture is a a treatment derived from traditional Chinese medicine which originates from as early as 1000BC.
The acupuncture needles are very fine and are inserted into certain areas of the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. This in turn stimulates sensory nerves beneath the skin and in the muscles which triggers the body’s natural ability to ‘right’ itself.
Research into acupuncture has also shown that there is another great effect where it naturally activates specific neurochemistry in the brain which improves pain modulation and assists in the natural healing processes that enhance recovery. Pain relieving endorphins are naturally released in the body as a bi-product and are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is widely used in NHS practices and many hospitals in the UK. It is used to treat Pain, Inflammation and other symptoms caused by muscular disorders.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for:
•Headaches and Migraines
•Chronic pain, such as neck pain
It is also commonly used to treat: