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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles.

This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It’s likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture. Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or “life force” known as Qi, flows through the body in channels. Practitioners who use acupuncture in the traditional way believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. They also believe acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.

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Conditions acupuncture and dry needling can help:

Joint and muscle pain

Chronic pain conditions

Migraines and tension headaches

How can it help?

Stimulating acupuncture points can lead to various physiological responses, i.e., pain reduction. When tissue is injured, the nervous system transmits signals to the brain, eliciting specific reactions and in response the body may release endorphins to diminish the pain sensation and ultimately promote healing. Research shows that acupuncture interacts with these communication channels to produce a wide array of healing benefits. When the needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points, they stimulate the nerves triggering various hormones and chemicals, such as neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are chemical messengers responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells within the body helping to regulate numerous bodily functions. These naturally occurring chemicals are pivotal in managing pain relief, mood and stress responses making them indispensable elements in acupuncture’s healing process.

Does it hurt and what else do I need to know?

People can experience acupuncture/ dry needling differently. Some feel a slight prick as the needles are inserted, others feel nothing. Once the needles are in position, they should not be painful. It is normal to experience a dull ache initially, then this will disappear.

Usually, it’s recommended to allow at least four sessions to see any effects of the needling. Some may notice a difference sooner than others depending on the injury. Results can last for several days to weeks, however varies between each patient and what number session they’re on.

Possible side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, temporary pain where the needle was placed, bruising or bleeding.

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Chloe Kimber

Chloe Kimber

Specialist Sports Massage Therapist and Sports Rehabilitator

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Whether it’s pain caused by injury, tight/sprained muscles or recovery from surgery, we can get you back to full health.

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