If you’re suffering with pain, swelling or stiffness, you may find acupuncture useful to help manage your condition. At C-Physio we use Acupuncture in addition to exercise, manual therapy and electrotherapy techniques to aid your recovery. In addition we can also use it as a stand-alone treatment if we feel that is the best treatment for your problem.
Needling techniques have developed over the years and each method varies in the theory of application and intensity of treatment. All are designed to assist your recovery and reduce your pain. Some of the techniques we use as Physiotherapists include:
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture has been shown to assist in reducing pain and inflammation by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin and serotonin. They appear to assist the body’s own healing processes to help reduce pain and inflammation and promote effective recovery from injury.
What training do Physiotherapists have to practise Acupuncture?
As members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), we are committed to maintaining clinical standards of care and developing our skills to ensure you receive the best treatment possible for your problem.
AACP Physiotherapists who use acupuncture in their practice need to have completed a minimum 80 hours training. There is also a commitment to regular continuing training to keep.
How was acupuncture invented?
Developed by the ancient Chinese Dynasty Emperors, Acupuncture has been practised for over 3000 years. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the body is believed to have channels of energy running through the body and it is the effective flow of this energy that maintains the body’s health and comfort.
How does energy flow affect my health and how can acupuncture help it?
Ill health is believed to be the result of an imbalance in the flow of energy and a consequent disruption in the flow.
The energy is called Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) and exists in two different states, Yin and Yang. Yin is described as quiet and calm energy while Yang is thought to be vigorous and exciting. They are complementary opposites and should both be present in free flowing but balanced states in a healthy body.
The use of acupuncture in TCM helps to release and control the Yin and Yang energy states to restore a balanced system, improving and maintaining good health.
Who can do Acupuncture at C-Physio?
Meet the team
to find out which Physiotherapists can use acupuncture in your treatment plans to help your problem. Call 01274 270450
to discuss acupuncture in more detail or arrange a consultation.