Origins of Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture forms a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine where Acupuncture is the basis of diagnosis and treatment is that the mind and body should be in perfect balance.
This ancient system of healing has developed over 2,500 years originating in China and other far Eastern cultures. It is a gentle and effective treatment that focuses on helping the whole person, aiming to improve their entire health and well-being and today is widely used and accepted all over the world.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required will depend entirely on the individual patient and the condition. Your Physiotherapist will normally ask to see you once or twice a week at first. Some change is usually felt within five or six treatments, although occasionally just one or two treatments are sufficient.
How can acupuncture help me?
A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional Acupuncture 3acupuncture, as practiced by British Acupuncture Council members safely treats a wide range of common health problems including short-term relief of symptoms such as LOW BACK PAIN , tension-type headaches and migraine-type headaches. It can also be used to help temporarily relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee (along with exercise and conventional medicine). In fact the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on best practice now recommend that GPs offer a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain. In September last year, NICE announced it also recognises acupuncture’s benefits for migraines and tension-type headaches too.