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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient practice known for its healing powers. Modern western physicians are now adding acupuncture to the services offered by their traditions. Acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The treatment involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin or applying various other techniques to the acupuncture points to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself.

  • Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine and consists of inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin.
  • Performed by a skilled practitioner, acupuncture can be a safe and effective treatment for a range of disorders.
  • The treatment can be effective even if you don’t believe in the underlying philosophy.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is a very safe procedure when carried out by fully qualified professionals. Your AACP physiotherapist is qualified to deliver this therapy and has undergone a recognised accredited training course in acupuncture. This in addition to their three-year study as a physiotherapist with at least one- or two-years clinical practice.

The needles used by your physiotherapist are sterile and disposed of after one use.

Acupuncture is safe when practised by a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) because of the strict hygiene guidelines that must be adhered to, and the training courses and educational updates that are required in order to stay on the membership register.

Acupuncture needles are the same width as human hair, are much smaller than an injection needle, so having acupuncture does not feel the same as having an injection.

The needles are disposable, pre-sterilised and individually packaged. These are often supplied in guide-tubes for easy insertion which means that there is no risk of anything touching the needle during the process. When needles are inserted, you may feel a temporary, sharp pricking sensation.

Are There any Side Effects to Acupuncture?

Any side effects tend to be mild and short-lived. They may include fatigue, light headedness, bruising, localised bleeding or soreness or redness or mottling of the skin around the needle sites. If you continue to feel tired after a treatment, it is recommended that you do not drive or operate machinery.

If you have or are concerned about any possible side effects, please speak to your physiotherapist.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is a very safe procedure when carried out by fully qualified professionals. Your AACP physiotherapist is qualified to deliver this therapy and has undergone a recognised accredited training course in acupuncture. This in addition to their three-year study as a physiotherapist with at least one- or two-years clinical practice.
The needles used by your physiotherapist are sterile and disposed of after one use.

Acupuncture is safe when practised by a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) because of the strict hygiene guidelines that must be adhered to, and the training courses and educational updates that are required in order to stay on the membership register.
Acupuncture needles are the same width as human hair, are much smaller than an injection needle, so having acupuncture does not feel the same as having an injection.

The needles are disposable, pre-sterilised and individually packaged. These are often supplied in guide-tubes for easy insertion which means that there is no risk of anything touching the needle during the process. When needles are inserted, you may feel a temporary, sharp pricking sensation.

Are There any Side Effects to Acupuncture

Any side effects tend to be mild and short-lived. They may include fatigue, light headedness, bruising, localised bleeding or soreness or redness or mottling of the skin around the needle sites. 

If you continue to feel tired after a treatment, it is recommended that you do not drive or operate machinery.
If you have or are concerned about any possible side effects, please speak to your physiotherapist.

Will Acupuncture Help me?

At Media City Physio our Physiotherapist are fully qualified Acupuncturist, they are registered and trained with Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Our team can help treat the following conditions:

  • dizziness, headaches
  • pain, nausea
  • muscle & joint problems
  • neck & back pain
  • arthritis
  • rheumatism
  • acute/chronic injuries
  • sports injuries

Acupuncture may not or may work for all patients we see, and response rates vary, but most patients experience pain relief when conventional medical treatment has not worked.

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At Media City Physio we welcome the opportunity to treat you, regardless of your illness, which could be a result of a sport injury, accident at work, or anything else.