Acupuncture

 

We are now open again!  

  We are open, but from 4th January, this will be with newly reduced hours; in keeping with the latest government guidelines on the control and prevention of the spread of Covid-19. 

Please call (01268) 515101 to make enquiries about treatment, or to book an appointment. 

PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE CLINIC, as social distancing requirements mean we will be unable to let you in if there is another patient already in the building. We have an answerphone - if you get the answerphone during office hours, it is most likely that we are treating, so please leave a message and we will call you back when we are free. 

All of us are living with a lot of stress at the moment due to the pandemic, please remember to be nice, or don't come. We will offer you the same courtesy. 

We will be treating in full PPE and will be following the government guidelines on social distancing as much as is practically possible (for a hands-on treatment like osteopathy or acupuncture). We will ask you to follow certain procedures too and explain those when you make the appointment. Unfortunately, we will have to abide by strict rules on there only being one person in the clinic having treatment at any one time.  

 

 

For information on acupuncture, visit the British Acupuncture Council website at:

www.acupuncture.org.uk 

 

Acupuncture is a treatment which can relieve the symptoms of some physical conditions, and is best known for giving pain relief; but it also encourages the body to heal and repair itself, where it can.  

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves in skin and muscle, producing a variety of effects. Scientifically, we know that it increases the release in the body of the natural painkillers - endorphin and serotonin. Many patients report an improved sense of wellbeing and deep relaxation after treatment, and some patients also report feeling revitalised and more positive after acupuncture.

Acupuncture needles are single use and are about the thickness of a human hair. They are inserted through the skin and left in position for up to twenty minutes, sometimes using manual or electrical stimulation. Acupuncture can help with dental pain, nausea, the temporary relief of pain associated with osteo-arthritis of the knee, short-term pain relief from tension-type headaches, and again, temporary pain relief for lower back pain.