Acupuncture is a tool of Oriental medicine and works on the principal that the body’s energy flows like an electrical circuit, a blockage in which can result in pain. Acupuncture works by applying needles to specific points that have a beneficial effect in the pain. Because needles can be applied to points away from the area of discomfort, acupuncture can even be used to treat painful and acute conditions.
I decided to learn acupuncture for musculoskeletal injuries as an additional way to be able to treat certain conditions. My training was with the renowned Bernard Nolan, who has over 30 years experience in acupuncture and has worked with major UK football clubs and has treated world record holding and paralympic athletes. It is a specific qualification open to Level 5 sports massage therapists (the highest level of training available), osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors and is taught at the Oxford University Sports Complex.
I use acupuncture as an additional part of my treatments. If you have multiple areas of concern it allows me to treat one area of the body with acupuncture while massaging another which results in a fuller, more comprehensive treatment.
Effects of acupuncture:
•Relief of tight tissue; muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons
•Relief of general superficial symptoms
Conditions that respond well to acupuncture:
Acupuncture will not always be the most appropriate course of treatment and therefore I do not charge an additional rate on my treatments when using acupuncture. That way you can be assured we will only use it if it is the right treatment method for your problem.
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