Traditional Acupuncture is a whole body approach to full body health which is based on over 2,000 years of development in the Far East.
Acupuncture has become one of the most popular complementary therapies available. Most Acupuncturists work in private practice and are able to offer relief from many conditions including pain relief and offer emotional support to people whose ill health does not seem to fit into a straightforward Western view of treating ill health
This method of treatment involves the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into the body. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions such as headaches, joint pain, lower back pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica and osteoarthritis to anxiety, stress, insomnia and fatigue. At the clinic we also use this form of acupuncture to help relieve musculoskeletal pain and problems associated with pregnancy such as pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The needles are inserted along what’s known as ‘meridian’ lines into very specific acupuncture points. There are a large number of acupuncture points across the body and the points chosen during treatment will be specific to your symptoms. The needles inserted remain in the body for a short period of time and will be gently stimulated during treatment to stimulate the flow of Qi or energy within the body.
Unlike the TCM approach, dry needling acupuncture is a far more western form of acupuncture treatment. Put simply, it is the treatment of soft tissue injuries using an acupuncture needle. It can be used to reduce muscle tightness and spasm and to help ligament and tendon healing. It can be used for a wide variety of different problems such as, but not exclusive to, lower back pain, neck pain, acute wry neck, piriformis syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis and golfer’s elbow.