Acupuncture (Dry Needling, sometimes known as (IMS) Intramuscular Stimulation) is derived from ancient Chinese medicine and involves the stimulation of nerves under the skin and muscles in the body, using solid, thin, single-use needles. The traditional theory of acupuncture holds that the healthy functioning of the body is governed by the flow of a life force called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). This life force flows through channels of the body called meridians.
Acupuncture (Dry Needling, sometimes known as (IMS) Intramuscular Stimulation) treatment is based on the belief that the interruption of the flow of qi can cause illness and pain in the body; acupuncture is used to restore the flow of Qi to normal, and provide pain relief.
Modern Western, or medical acupuncture, treatment is designed to treat a wide range of health conditions, including tension headaches, migraines and a range of other musculoskeletal conditions, such as chronic pain and muscle pain. The British Acupuncture Society has over 2,500 members. It’s sometimes advisable to discuss acupuncture treatment with your GP in the first instance.
If you would like to discuss medical acupuncture as part of your osteopathy treatment please mention on the call or add comments when booking your osteopathy appointment when booking online.
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15 Minute FREE Discovery Session: One of our qualified and registered Osteopaths / Physiotherapists will assess which treatment is needed and discuss this with yourself. If you would like to proceed with treatment immediately after your 15 minute FREE discovery session, this is no problem as an additional 30 minutes for treatment is booked into the calendar for you.
Total appointment time includes consultation, undressing, dressing and treatment. If you require more time please use our contact form.
Insurance: Our practitioners accept insurance from most companies (BUPA, AXA PPP and Vitality) Always check with your insurance provider to ensure you are covered for the correct treatment type with the correct practitioner.