Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture otherwise known as Dry Needling is the modern term used for the ancient Chinese practice of traditional acupuncture. In summary, this therapeutic treatment involves the insertion of fine needles in order to enhance tissue healing, provide pain relief and decrease tension. As a result, Medical Acupuncture is frequently used as a form of alternative medicine by specialists such as Doctors, Consultants as well as Physiotherapists.

Potential Benefits:

  • Enhance Tissue Healing & Repair
  • Improve Symptoms
  • Decrease Stiffness
  • Treat Acute & Chronic Conditions

Conditions That We Treat:

  • Sciatica
  • Upper & Lower Back Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Tendinitis & Tendinopathy
  • Cervical | Thoracic | Lumbar Spine Pain
  • Joint Pain – Shoulder | Elbow | Wrist | Hand | Hip | Knee | Ankle | Foot

Can Medical Acupuncture be used to treat my problem?

Clinical research has shown that acupuncture can provide pain relief within many joints. These include for example, the knee, hip, lower  and upper back. In summary, Medical Acupuncture is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, decreasing tension and enhancing tissue healing.

Is Medical Acupuncture Hygienic?

This treatment is hygienic as the needles are sterile, single-use as well as disposable. In addition to this, we use approved acupuncture needles for all of our treatments.

Does Medical Acupuncture Hurt?

The needles are very fine. However, some clients may feel slight sharpness, whereas other clients might not feel anything at all.

Is Medical Acupuncture Safe?

In the hands of a trained professional, this treatment modality is safe. Blood donors may have to wait 3-6 months after treatment. Additionally pregnant clients should only have this treatment after the first trimester. Please see below for a list of side effects you may experience:

  • Acute Discomfort
  • Tiredness, Relaxation or Pain (within the first 24 hours post-treatment)
  • Bruising
  • Temporary Worsening of Symptoms
  • Fainting
  • Onset of Migraines & Headaches (if you suffer from these regularly)

What To Expect During An Appointment

During the first appointment, we aim to identify the areas the need treating and how many sessions you will require. We recommend having a combination of different treatment modalities in order to have long-term benefits.