Why we offer acupuncture!











Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.
Conventional acupuncture involves the use of single-use, pre-sterilised disposable needles of varying widths, lengths and materials that pierce the skin at the acupuncture points. Our assessment will determine the locations of these points on the basis of an assessment of the cause of the imbalance. A number of needles may be used during each treatment, and these are typically left in position for between 20 and 30 minutes before being removed.

Our physiotherapists have had extensive training in acupuncture and are members of the AACP (The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists)

We often use acupuncture as ‘ an extra string to our bow ‘ when conventional treatment fails to give adequate results and have found it a very useful clinical approach.

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14 York & Albany Close
Walmer
Deal
CT14 7RR

07957195638

01304 380950

info@Physiofirst.com

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Accreditations / Memberships

  1. Member Chartered Society Physiotherapy.
  2. Registered Member of the HPC.
  3. Accredited Member Acupunture Association
  4. Honorary Membership of the Society Sports Therapists.