Introduction to Acupuncture
Acupuncture may be offered to you as part of your treatment programme. It can be used alongside other treatment modalities and is particularly effective in pain management. Recent research supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain and osteoarthritic knees.
How can Physio2go Help?
Physio2go has a number of therapists, Fiona Jacobsen, Susanne Rifflemacher and Shefali Desai, with expertise in the use of acupuncture.
Your Physiotherapist will insert fine sterile single use needles into the relevant acupuncture points. Acupuncture needling should not be painful although you may feel a pin prick or scratch like sensation. Once the needles are in place the therapist will manipulate them until ‘De Qui’ is achieved. This is a sign that the bodies in built pain relieving mechanisms are being stimulated. Some people may feel a mild ache, a warm or heavy sensation or slight numbness at or around the needles. Usually the needles will be left in for 10- 25 minutes.
Research suggests that for long standing conditions such lower back pain 6-10 sessions may be required to achieve the best results.
Your therapist will re-evaluate progress at each session and will discuss your individual management plan. Each treatment should be tailor made to you and your condition.
What our patients say...
"After months of pain from a slipped disc, acupuncture has helped me feel human again."