Western Acupuncture

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which hair thin needles are inserted into specific points in order to create neurophysiological reactions in the body and stimulate a healing effect. Western acupuncture differs from traditional acupuncture as it does not use traditional chinese medicine assessment methods or theories.

In simple words acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to cause vasodilation (opening of the blood vessels) and allow new fresh blood to penetrate the underlying tissue bringing with it substances that will aid in healing. The brain also releases natural feel good hormones and decrease pain in the area. For this reason acupuncture is seen as a natural therapy for pain relief as opposed to unnatural strong pain killing tablets.

Is Acupuncture safe?

When needling over the lung there is a 1 in 70,000 to 1.27million chance the lung may collapse. Your Mobile Physio therapists are trained and practice with the highest quality and believe it is very rare to cause such problem

Are there any side effects?

  • Drowsiness can occur in a small number of patients. This may last for up to half hour. Acupuncture causes the body to decrease blood pressure, heart rate and blood glucose. So please plan to do nothing strenuous or drive if you are affected.
  • Minor bleeding or bruising (3%)
  • Existing symptoms may get worse after treatment (less than 3%). Please tell your therapist about this but it is usually a good sign.

Is there anything I Should tell my Physio?

Apart from the usual medical details please let your therapist know if you:

  • Have diabetes
  • Have Cancer
  • Have Hepatitis or Aids
  • Have any artificial implants
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a bleeding disorder

Our Guarantee:

At Your Mobile Physio single-use, sterile, disposable needles are only used