Suffering with an ache or pain? Acupuncture can help you!
Acupuncture originates from China and involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin which has been practised for thousands of years. And now Acupuncture is practised by our experts in Chelmsford.
At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists are fully trained and governed by the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
What is Acupuncture?
The use of acupuncture needling is used for the treatment of pain and is supported by ongoing scientific studies and evidence showing it can have great benefits used alone or when used in conjunction with manual therapy physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, massage therapy). Acupuncture is widely accepted and practiced combined with physiotherapy throughout both the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice.
What is Acupuncture?
People use our acupuncture Chelmsford treatments for a whole variety of problems, ranging from emotional distress of anxiety and depression to the physical pain of back pain and arthritis. Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person as opposed to the source of pain in isolation, which is why it can be such an effective treatment to help treat a broad range of conditions in one go.
The acupuncturists at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy will treat you as a person, not just a condition, so each treatment plan will be bespoke and niche to each individual patient. Many people return time and time again to our Chelmsford acupuncture clinic because they find it such a beneficial and relaxing treatment to have.
The Uses of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is said to be useful in addressing a variety of health conditions, including:
- Chronic pain, such as headaches, back pain and neck pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Weight loss
The hair-thin needles are inserted to specific acupuncture points throughout the body to restore the flow of the body’s energy, stimulate healing and promote relaxation.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice which originated thousands of years ago. The benefits of acupuncture include:
- Performs correctly, when it is done so safely
- There are very few side effects
- It can be effectively combined with other treatments
- It can control some types of pain
- It may help patients where pain medications are not suitable
- It can successfully treat; back pain, neck pain, nausea, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression and infertility
- The improvement of sleep and digestion
The Treatment Process
Acupuncture is a very safe procedure when carried out by fully qualified professionals.
At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, your AACP physiotherapist is qualified to deliver this therapy in a safe and professional way and has undergone a recognised accredited training course in acupuncture. In our clinic we use pre-sterilised, individually packaged disposable needles so once they have been used, they are disposed of after one use. When the needles are inserted, you often feel a little sharp pricking sensation or scratch, once the needles are in for a period of time, they are left, your therapist will keep checking on you and may move or twist the needle throughout your treatment and some people experience a tingling or warming feeling throughout treatment.
Some people may experience side effects after treatment which tends to be short lived (nothing a cup of tea and biscuits can’t sort out normally). These may include light-headedness, fatigue, bruising, redness, localised bleeding or mottling of the skin around the needle sites.
Acupuncture can be used to treat various conditions and help with:
- Ankle sprain
- Back pain
- bothersome symptoms of the menopause
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Hay fever
- Help with insomnia
- Increase immune response
- Improve energy levels
- Joint pain
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Injuries
- Neck pain
- Post surgery pain
- Relieve pain
- Relieve symptoms of PMS
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Side effects of cancer treatment (ease nausea, increase immune response, relieve pain)
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
What is acupuncture and what can it treat?
Acupuncture is a popular medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, often with a needle penetrating the skin. It can help to alleviate pain or to help health conditions, including:
- Chronic pain; headaches, migraines, back and neck pain
Here at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, our professional and experienced acupuncturists will provide patients with individual treatment plans to help alleviate pain.
How will I feel after my acupuncture treatment?
The benefit of acupuncture is that there are very few side effects that patients will experience post-treatment; any effects that you do experience are short lived. After receiving a course of acupuncture treatments, you will experience a reduction in back and neck pain, migraines, emotional distress symptoms e.g. anxiety and stress.
What is the acupuncture treatment process like?
At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, our Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) are fully experienced and have undergone a recognised accredited training course in acupuncture. We use pre-sterilised, separate and individually packaged disposable needles at our Chelmsford-based clinic, so that once they have been used, they can be disposed of.
Throughout the duration of your treatment, your therapist will act accordingly and may move or twist the needle, of which you may experience a warm or tingling feeling throughout.