Pro Point Physio have physiotherapists who are highly trained as Acupuncturists who will complete a full assessment prior to treatment to ensure it is the right treatment for you.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin. It has been used in China for over 2000 years. It is used alongside physiotherapy treatments to treat a wide range of common health problems and to reduce pain. Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce pain relieving chemicals. It also stimulates nerve fibres to block out painful signals and helps to reduce tender points in the body.
In 2012, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recognised its benefits for several treatments. It can also be used when other conventional methods have failed.
Acupuncture can be beneficial in the following conditions:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Tennis elbow
- Sports injuries