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Acupuncture

‘Acupuncture’ simply means the insertion of small needles into the body. The purpose of this is to aid recovery by bringing about changes in muscle tension, pain and blood flow. This is achieved, not by the injection of substances through the needles, but by needling specific point locations throughout the body.

There are two approaches to acupuncture; a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach and a Western medical approach:

The TCM approach is based on a holistic concept of body-energy balance, which is known as ‘Qi’. TCM acupuncture seeks to return the normal flow of Qi within the body.

The Western medical approach links the science of anatomy and physiology to the needling of specific point locations within the body. Stimulation of muscle, nerve and skin can cause reduction of muscle tension, activation of the body’s pain-killing hormones and an increase in blood flow.

All therapists administering acupuncture are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), follow a Western medical approach and undergo CPD regular training. Although acupuncture is generally used in conjunction with other Physiotherapy treatments to optimise the desired outcome, we can also offer it as a stand-alone treatment.

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE

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Pain relief
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Increase blood flow
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Improved healing
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Reduced muscle tension
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Reduced swelling
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Relaxation

Helps with the following conditions

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Long term pain
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Neck and back pain
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Arthritis
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Whiplash
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Sciatica
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Headaches/Migraines

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Tendonitis
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Bursitis
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Anxiety
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What the treatment involves

Acupuncture is often used as part of a physiotherapy treatment session. Your AACP qualified physiotherapist will discuss the benefits and side effects of acupuncture to allow you to make an informed decision. You will be asked to complete an acupuncture consent form and asked a number of questions regarding your medical history, as this may determine whether or not acupuncture should be used in your case.

Once you are happy to proceed your physiotherapist will position you comfortably to allow you to relax throughout the treatment session. All needles are packaged individually in sterile packaging and are often administered through a plastic applicator. Your physiotherapist will select a number of relevant points for your condition and insert the relevant number of needles. Treatment duration can vary depending on each individual person but on average sessions last approximately 20-30 minutes. At the end of the session, the needles will be removed and safely discarded. We recommend that you then follow the advice from your physiotherapist.

How much does it cost?

Manchester Acupuncture Assessment £65

Warrington Acupuncture Assessment £65

Knowsley Acupuncture Assessment £60

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When I was booking an appointment on the phone, the person was very friendly and made sure I was booked in as soon as was possible. Subsequent alterations of booked appointments have been dealt with quickly and queries answered straight away. The initial assessment by Craig felt thorough and he made sure that all possibilities were explored for the cause of my knee pain, not just going on my my description of the symptoms. Also he took his time in explaining why I was getting knee pain and the importance of how all the muscles work together in your leg, it was an education. Also my exercise programme was very quickly put together which is easily accessible from the handy app. Overall I am very satisfied with my initial assessment.
The entire team at Physio Lounge provided a Very professional service through out from the very first contact with the administrative staff for booking the session (Kirsty and Izzy) and then a very professional clinical consultation with Craig who was really interested to get to understand my symptoms followed by a thorough clinical examination and thereafter the hands on therapy . He demonstrated and then asked me to demonstrate that I am following the therapeutic exercises appropriately which was then followed by a video of demonstration of the exercises that he emailed over to me to reinforce the exercise technique is correctly followed. I felt that Craig and his team provided me with a truly professional, non rushed ,dedicated service with patient care at the centre of the practice which has become a rarity these days .
"I only had 3 visits and I was impressed with the booking system and the app rather than paper exercises I’ve had on previous physio visits. When it was evident I wasn’t getting any better Tom arranged for further tests with an orthopaedic consultant and I was diagnosed and x-rayed within the week.
Thomas was an excellent, professional and friendly physio and I enjoyed the sessions and I have been left with some good exercises to carry on with.
Great first session with Craig today. You can't believe how one session can change your life with 2 years pain . Highly recommend.
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