What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that in recent years has become more popular in the Western World. It is used within Physiotherapy as a form of pain relief and offers an alternative to those trying to aviod or limit medication intake.

 

It can be very effective for both acute and chronic conditions. It is used to stimulate the brain via the nerves in skin and muscle, thus stimulating the body's own healing and pain relieving chemicals (endogenous opoids) and seratonin (the "happy hormone"), which aids recovery by enhancing the body's ability to 'self repair'.

Acupuncture is a used as an adjunct to Physiotherapy. It reportedly reduces patients' pain which can enable them to achieve more from the rest of their Physiotherapy, such as increased range of movement and exercise tolerance.

 

Physiotherapists using acupuncture at ReCoop Health are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. This ensures your Physiotherapist has completed at least 80hours of training and is dedicated to enhancing their practice in this technique with Continual Professional Development.

 

Once the decision has been made to incorporate acupuncture into your treatment you will asked to provide written consent. The location of the needles will depend on the area or condition to be treated with points either local or further away from the site of treatment. This will depend on your stage of tissue healing and if you have the characteristics of a "strong reactor".

 

ReCoop Health has passed the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Health and Safety inspection and is a licenced premise for Acupuncture treatment.

 

Contact us at info@recoophealth.co.uk or ring on 02476 328337 / 07940116568

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