What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed at Physioimpulse as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Our therapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.
How does Acupucture work?
Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years. There are many theories as to how acupuncture actually works. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) view is that energy flows freely when the body is in a healthy state. If there is a problem, energy stagnates which leads to pain. The stimulation of appropriate acupuncture points by insertion of a fine needle frees this energy. When stimulating an acupuncture point the brain is stimulated to produce natural pain relieving chemicals which assist the body to heal itself and gain pain relief.
Acupuncture does not work for everybody or every condition, but research shows that 70% of people gain relief after treatment. Positive reactions are often noted when more conventional treatment techniques have been unsuccessful.
Often acupuncture has a cumulative effect where pain relief builds up as treatments progress. Some people react quicker than others. Chronic conditions often take longer to respond and occasionally become worse at first, but often respond well after this initial phase of discomfort.
Tailored Acupuncture Treatment
At Physioimpulse our therapists are happy to use acupuncture as part of your physiotherapy treatment programme or if you wish to simply relax and enjoy acupuncture in its purist form we will be happy to oblige.
Our Therapists are fully registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and have undergone extensive training to carry our your treatment safely.
Milsom Street Physiotherapy Clinic
28 Milsom Street,
Bath, BA1 1DG
Appointments: 01225 683007
Phase One Health Club
7-9 Comfortable Place
Upper Bristol Road,
Bath, BA1 3AJ
Appointments: 01225 461463
30 mins Acupuncture £30
60 mIns Acupuncture £60