Acupuncture treatment is an ancient Chinese therapy where specific acupuncture points are stimulated with fine needles to trigger a healing response.
The practice is borne of the belief that energy flows through meridians in our body. This energy is also called a “life force” or Qi.
The development of this ancient Chinese therapy includes providing treatment for a range of conditions, including pain.
Acupuncture is used by doctors and in clinics attended by patients seeking acupuncture treatment in London and worldwide. Acupuncture points transmit messages to our central nervous system under the skin and in our muscles. The body then produces and releases natural substances such as endorphins.
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Modern medical perspectives and research methods have led to the development of this treatment for various conditions, including those that are hard to treat. For example, auricular (ear) acupuncture for drug addiction and battlefield pain relief and acupuncture anaesthesia in dentistry and some surgical procedures in China.
Electro-acupuncture uses two needles through which a mild electric current is passed to treat conditions including arthritis, pain, addiction and tinnitus.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Many of our patients come to us having previously tried other approaches without success. One of the best-known conditions that we treat with acupuncture is pain, including chronic long term pain. This includes back, shoulder, knee, neck and hip pain, migraines, and chronic tension headaches.
We also use acupuncture in tandem with bodywork therapy to release and rebalance tension in our muscles around a joint, restore good alignment and follow up with movement and exercise.
Causes of the types of pain we’ve outlined can vary. Still, the most common include sports injury, accident trauma, overtraining, alignment problems, repetitive strain injury (RSI) or posture problems. However, pain can also be a result of musculoskeletal conditions.
One example of the kind of work we do for someone is treating patients who experience neck and shoulder pain, which sometimes results in migraines or headaches.
In this instance, the trapezius and levator scapula muscles are very tight and weak between the shoulder blades and at the front of the neck. The tightness causes pain and other conditions. Therefore, we work with you to loosen the tension and strengthen the weakness to restore your functional alignment.
Other types of therapeutic techniques used by us alongside acupuncture include:
- Auricular acupuncture
- Chinese dietary therapy
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Gua Sha
- Tui Na
Contact us for more information or to make an appointment for acupuncture treatment in London.