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.
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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.
*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect
Our osteopathy team are all registered professional osteopaths. They assess and understand the problems and then devise the best solutions and discuss those with you, which may include acupuncture.
This is how the treatment commences. From the very first step.
If you want to go for the treatment, right after the 15 minute FREE consultation, you can do that easily. The time booked on the calendar will be 45 minutes. 15 minutes out of these 45 will be for FREE consultation and the other 30 for the examination and treatment.
Just keep in mind that times can vary from condition to condition.
If you don’t want to go for the treatment immediately after the consultation, that is fine too. We got you covered. You won’t have to pay for the consultation.
There are no discounts that can be provided on medical, osteopathy or foot care/health appointments.