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Training & advice

A guide to acupuncture for injuries

Acupuncture has been around for years, have you tried it ? 

The origins of acupuncture are thought to date back as far as 100 BC. While acupuncture forms part of traditional Chinese medicine, it is now being supported by a growing body of up-to-date scientific research and clinical evidence, allowing health professionals such as physiotherapists to provide evidence-based acupuncture as part of their treatment.

Acupuncture is a complementary medicine used to treat a variety of conditions and pain. It works by stimulating certain channels of the body using specialist fine needles to penetrate the skin; these needles stimulate the muscles of the body and the sensory nerves under the skin to release the body's natural chemicals and endorphins to help alleviate pain. 

Evidence-based acupuncture is used by physiotherapists as part of a holistic approach to pain management to help clients recover from injuries.

It is safe to massage some of these points yourself to help relieve pain. However, it’s important to use a qualified and experienced practitioner for acupuncture to help assess and treat your injuries correctly. 

Click HERE for a more  in depth explanation on acupuncture treatments.