By the time most people have acupuncture, they have already tried the mainstream treatment options, whether that’s medications, manual therapy or even surgery. Even where these other treatments haven’t helped, acupuncture can be very successful in treating a wide range of pain and injury conditions.
“I herniated a disc in my back and had tried several treatment types (including medication, osteopathy and an operation) when a couple of people close to me recommended trying acupuncture… Of course my main goal was simply to have a day where I wasn’t in excruciating pain, but Richard accomplished this and much more. It did take a few sessions to make major improvements (which was explained) but I cannot recommend his acupuncture highly enough – I now no longer need to take the painkillers and am back getting on with my life again! Other symptoms that I had had for years and never thought much of have disappeared and I feel better and more balanced than I have in a long time.”
– Alex N.
Acupuncture uses fine, sterile needles to stimulate your body’s own healing and pain-relieving mechanisms.
Growing research evidence shows acupuncture can be very helpful in the treatment of chronic pain. This review analysed 29 high quality studies and 17,922 patients and found acupuncture effective in treating all four chronic pain conditions studied (back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache and shoulder pain).
According to the research evidence, acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments available. Especially compared with, for example, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen and naproxen), acupuncture is incredibly safe.
People are usually worried about acupuncture being painful. In reality, most people don’t feel the needles being inserted at all, and just a little dull ache when stimulated. Most people actually find acupuncture very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment.
Combining traditional Chinese medicine with modern medical acupuncture, we use a holistic approach including massage, exercises and other lifestyle advice. This means we can tailor our treatments to your specific needs.
“Although it’s very early days my pain had been massively reduced since Wednesday I am sleeping well again and the constant throbbing pain from my bone on bone arthritis has been replaced by a dull ache, which is much more manageable. My knees are still sore but definitely improved!!” (after one session)
– Mel H.
“I had pain in my lower back caused by repetitive lifting of heavy loads whilst doing my job. This also caused walking and standing to be painful and produced constipation.
Previously my wife had used acupuncture for pain relief caused by a slipped spinal disc with amazing results so I was confident to try acupuncture myself.
After 6 appointments of acupuncture and massage my symptoms had greatly reduced. Richard is very professional, patient and explained his procedures in an understandable way so no nasty surprises!!
I now have no pain in back, walk more confidently and back to normal for digestion… I am now able to continue lifting heavy items at work without problems.”
– Russell J.