Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine, having been practiced for over 3000 years. It is now a recognized treatment within western medicine with a growing body of evidence to support its use and effectiveness.

The Chinese theory is that energy known as Qi (pronounced chi) flows around the body in channels referred to as meridians. When the body is in a healthy state this energy flows freely. However if there is a problem, the energy can stagnate and present itself as a number of complaints. Western research suggests that acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s nervous system and brain. This stimulation has a number of effects including pain relief, healing and relaxation.

Acupuncture treatment involves fine sterile needles being inserted into specific points on the body (acupuncture points). These points are then used to stimulate the body and induce a number of therapeutic effects in order to treat symptoms.

Acupuncture is often utilised in conjunction with Physiotherapy techniques in order to achieve a better outcome.

Our main uses for acupuncture treatment are:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Stress & Anxiety