Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture in Netley

From lower back pain to headaches, acupuncture may help to alleviate a wide range of symptoms.
If you're located in Southampton, visit Abbey Osteopathic Clinic for acupuncture treatments.

Your local acupuncturist

Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine developed over the last 2000 years by the oriental cultures, which are now known as China and Japan. It involves the insertion of fine needles into various parts of the body to help "balance" subtle energies within the us. This concept is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

At my practice I generally use traditional acupuncture points, but to help relieve musculo-skeletal pain sometimes as an adjunctive measure with osteopathy rather than TCM for all ailments.

acupuncture on the face

How does it work? 

Acupuncture works by relaxing tight muscles through reflex mechanisms which involves the spinal cord and brain, this can help relieve pain and stiffness, it is particularly useful in osteo-arthritic (wear and tear) conditions when it is thought nothing can be done.

Acupuncture may help ease:
  • Arthritic pain
  • Pain from injuries
  • Back pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Muscle pain
back acupuncture

Is it painful?

People are often unsure about the insertion of needles but more often than not, find it far less painful than anticipated and often don’t feel the insertion. However, occasionally a point can be painful. Whilst the needles are in, people usually feel very relaxed as acupuncture causes the release of your body's own feel good chemicals called endorphins and enkephalins.
At my clinic I only ever use single use only, sterile needles.
I am a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Visit the British Medical Acupuncture site www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

For traditional acupuncture treatments in Southampton, call Abbey Osteopathic Clinic, Netley on
07595 166 005

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