Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years in China and since the 1970’s in Western medicine.  According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on meridians, through which vital energy runs. This energy is known as “qi” or “chi.”

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body. By inserting the needles into acupuncture points it helps stimulate nerves, muscle and tissue in your body. This stimulation encourages the body to release certain chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation, pain, improve your immune system and promote healing.

Here at CK Clinic we can use acupuncture as a stand alone treatment or alongside physiotherapy treatment. CK Clinic has 3 Physiotherapists qualified to carry out acupuncture for all MSK (Musculoskeletal) related issues, if you are looking for acupuncture for anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue please seek a traditional acupuncturist.

Acupuncture can be used to help with;

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Tight muscles
  • Migraines/Headaches

Acupuncture at CK Clinic

At the initial consultation your Physiotherapist will complete an assessment which will include your medical history and specific details of your injury/problem.

You will be asked to lie down on their back, front, or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. your Physiotherapist will use single-use, disposable, sterile needles. As each needle is inserted, you may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation.

After the needle is inserted, there is occasionally a dull ache at the base of the needle which then subsides. Acupuncture is usually relatively painless. The needles remain in place for approximately 10-25 minutes and are then disposed of in the sharps bin. All of our needles are single use.

Side effects of acupuncture are rare, although you may experience some bruising or bleeding if you are taking blood thinning medication. Steph will discuss any risks and run through specific after care for your treatment.

Call 01249 324166 to book or book online.