Medical Acupuncture

With the use of fine needles, this short treatment can be very effective for conditions such as tension headaches, tennis/golfers elbow and chronic pain. This can be provided as a stand alone treatment or incorporated into one of our other massage services.

Medical Acupuncture can help reduce pain and muscular tension also promoting relaxation. 

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Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting fine needles into the soft tissues across the body, to encourage healing and pain relief.  It is often referred to as ‘western acupuncture’, this practise differs from the ancient Chinese practice it derives from. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system and is used mainly to treat muscular pain and trigger points through the soft tissues. 

 

Back Your Body specialises in medical acupuncture at their clinic in Sidcup - clients seeking this holistic therapy frequently suffer from tension headaches and chronic pain. We are able to offer this service as a stand alone treatment or we can incorporate it into another massage service.

Frequently asked questions

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Before You See Results?


Acupuncture treatment frequently follows a medical diagnosis and involves the stimulation of the sensory nerves within the muscles and beneath the skin - ultimately encouraging the body to produce natural pain-relieving endorphins. The release of these endorphins is said to be responsible for the positive effects of treatment. Upon referral to acupuncture treatment, one will need to attend between six to eight treatments in order to feel the full benefit. Enduring a course of Acupuncture treatment will create longer lasting pain relief as opposed to attending just one single session.




Is Acupuncture Medically Proven?


Acupuncture is an ancient treatment dating back to the Chinese medicine of 100BC. Traditional acupuncture is based on the concept that a ‘life force’ or energy flows throughout the channels of the body; of which are called meridians. The energy, or ‘life force’ is commonly known as Qi. Practitioners of traditional acupuncture believe that illness can occur when Qi is unable to flow freely throughout the body. They believe the practice of acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, ultimately restoring health. Although there have been unsuccessful attempts at demonstrating any significant scientific evidence surrounding acupuncture treatment, the longevity of the ancient treatment and its modest place as predominantly pain relief for migrates demonstrates its credibility.




What Happens To Your Body When You Have Acupuncture?


Acupuncture needles are inserted into the site of the clients symptoms of discomfort. Upon insertion, the needles will be adjusted in order to achieve additional therapeutic benefit. The needles used are very fine and will be administered just under the skin, or deeper in order to reach the muscle; the specific points chosen will be based on your individual condition and concern. You should expect to feel a tingling or a dull ache upon the insertion of the needles. No significant pain should be felt, if so tell your therapist immediately. Acupuncture treatment encourages the stimulation of the sensory nerves within the muscles and beneath the skin - ultimately encouraging the body to produce natural pain-relieving endorphins. The release of these endorphins is said to be responsible for the positive effects of treatment.




How Long Do Effects of Acupuncture Last?


The immediate effects of acupuncture on the body varies between each individual; some clients feel themselves immediately relieved whilst others experience tiredness - any negative side effects such as drowsiness or fatigue are often very short lived. The amount of sessions of Acupuncture required will vary between clients and their conditions. In order to feel the full benefit of treatment, it is recommended you attend between six to eight sessions. If you complete a course of Acupuncture treatment there will be an elongated period of pain relief, in comparison to attending just one session.




How Do You Know If Acupuncture Is Working?


Telling signs that acupuncture is working for you include:

  • Reduction in pain and muscular tension
  • Improved joint range of movement
  • Better stress management
  • Better sleep
  • More energised





'After having a painful sports massage elsewhere, I was reluctant to have another. Decided to visit Kathy however and so glad I did - wonderful experience - felt so much better afterwards. I would definitely recommend a visit'

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