Acupuncture involves the use of fine needles to achieve an electrophysiological response in your muscles. This response has been shown to relieve pain and spasms. It therefore follows that acupuncture suits patients with muscular aches that have trigger points or spots in the muscles that seem to be in ‘knots’, or the source of tightness. The local stimulation achieved by acupuncture is thought to release local factors through biofeedback.
One of the advantages of having acupuncture means that you can have an alternative to tablets as way of addressing pain which many patients prefer. There is also evidence to show it is helpful in chronic nausea.
1 hour first consult for history, examination and 'test' needle
Follow Up Session - 30 minutes
Follow Up Session - 1 hour
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