Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine dating back more than 5000 years. The traditional Chinese view is that when we are healthy energy flows freely through the body in channels called meridians. If there is a problem the energy will stagnate, stimulation of the appropriate acupuncture points frees this stagnation.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
It’s very safe, only pre-sterilised single use needles are used, and they are inserted accurately into the acupuncture points.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Most people who have acupuncture from a skilled practitioner are amazed how comfortable it feels. As it stimulates the healing and regenerative processes within the body people often experience a wonderful sense of calm, and notice improved sleep and a feeling of well being after each session.
Is Acupuncture Effective?
There is increasing scientific evidence to support the effects. It has been shown for instance that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. Some people experience rapid improvement in their condition with only a few sessions while others take longer to respond. Part of the reason for this variation is that some people are naturally better responders than others while some conditions are more deep seated and naturally require more treatment to produce a beneficial effect.
Conditions That May Be Helped By Acupuncture
At Sheffield Physiotherapywe specialise in using acupuncture as compliment to our physiotherapy treatments. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative in nature, building up its effectiveness as treatment progresses. We have used it to successfully treat almost every area of the body, including: headaches, shoulder and neck pain, tennis elbow and wrist pain, low back pain, hip issues and piriformis syndrome, osteoarthritis of the knee, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and many more.
Want to know more?
To enquire about acupuncture at Sheffield Physiotherapy or to make a booking, call us on 0114 268 6677 or email email@example.com. You can also book an appointment with us online.