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;