Acupuncture



Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture can help relieve pain and return you to good health.

Acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago. The traditional Chinese medicine (tcm) model of this technique supports the concept of using needles inserted into the skin at specific points to influence the movement and levels of ‘Qi’ (energy or life force) within the body. According to TCM theory, any change in the flow or balance of Qi can lead to pain, disease or disability.

Scientific research has examined the effectiveness of acupuncture in various conditions. The use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain is supported by an ever growing body of evidence. Acupuncture combined with physiotherapy is widely accepted within both the NHS and private practice. This is evident in the recommendation by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that acupuncture should be available as a cost-effective short-term treatment for persistent non-specific low back pain (source: NICE 2009)

As a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) I am bound by the physiotherapy rules of professional conduct and am required to adhere to mandatory training requirements. I am also regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You will be required to complete a consent form prior to treatment.

For further information visit: www.aacp.org.uk



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