Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). More recently its benefits have become widely recognised within Western medicine, resulting in it now being incorporated in the NICE guidelines for the management of conditions such as low back pain and most recently migraines (www.nice.org.uk).
Acupuncture at South Norwood Physio
There are many hypotheses offered for how Acupuncture works, and evidence shows that acupuncture can stimulate the production of the body’s own pain reliving chemicals, such as endorphins, as well as melatonin (promotes sleep) and serotonin (promotes well-being). The use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain is supported by an ever-growing body of evidence and combined with physiotherapy, acupuncture is widely accepted within both the NHS and private practice.
Your First Appointment
At South Norwood Physio we aim to respect the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to acupuncture and combine this with scientific evidence as a means of reducing pain, promoting healing and restoring the body’s natural balance energy.
Prior to commencing a course of acupuncture, you will be thoroughly assessed and screened in order to ensure that acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for you. A treatment will last between 20 to 30 minutes, usually as part of a course of up to six sessions, depending on the individual.