We use needles to treat acutely painful points of muscle spasm (known as ‘trigger points’) and reduce pain and muscle tension. Medical Acupuncture isn’t traditional Chinese Acupuncture – its basis is in Western medical diagnosis and treatment.
How does it work?
It stimulates the nerves in the skin and muscles and increases the body’s release of natural painkillers – endorphins and seratonin – into the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way our pain signals are received and makes it an extremely effective pain relief treatment.
Acupuncture can treat a range of conditions:
- Lower back pain
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
Jane O’Connor is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)
The British Medical Acupuncture Society is a registered charity established to encourage the use and scientific understanding of acupuncture within medicine for the public benefit. It seeks to enhance the education and training of suitably qualified practitioners, and to promote high standards of working practices in acupuncture. Members are regulated healthcare professionals who practice acupuncture within the scope of their professional practice.