Western Medical Acupuncture
Trigger point dry needling
Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of many issues including;
-Neck and Lower back pain
-Myofascial Trigger Points
Acupuncture is used within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach that can help manage pain by stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce NATURAL pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, serotonin to promote well being.
AACP trained Physiotherapists aim to use acupuncture in line with current clinical and research evidence.
Acupuncture involves the use of single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles of varying widths, lengths and materials that pierce the skin at the Acupuncture points. The Physiotherapist will determine the locations of the Acupuncture points, based upon the assessment of the cause of the imbalance. A number of needles may be used at each treatment and these are typically left in position for some 20 minutes before being removed.
Electro-Acupuncture consists of needles coupled to the electrodes of an electro-acupuncture apparatus. These units are designed to deliver variable amplitudes and frequencies of electrical impulses. Low frequency electro-acupuncture is intended to contribute to the mechanism of pain reduction, especially stimulating chemicals from the brain which will aid analgesia, relaxation and sleep.