Acupuncture Clinic Services

Here at the Whitehouse we have a number of Physiotherapist’s who have gained additional qualifications in Acupuncture treatment. We are therefore able to offer this service for all types of musculoskeletal conditions, including Low back pain, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Tennis elbow, Frozen shoulder. We treat a large number of other conditions. If you have any questions please contact us.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used by the Chinese for many years to treat a great variety of problems. In recent years acupuncture has become more popular in the West and is used within Physiotherapy as a form of pain relief. It can be very effective on both acute and chronic conditions due to its effect of stimulating endogenous opoids (the natural pain killers) and other neurotransmitters such as seratonin (the “happy hormone”) produced within the body.

Many people report a reduction in pain, improved sleeping pattern and a general well being boost with acupuncture. Research is now showing very positive results for treatment of specific areas with acupuncture.

Physiotherapy and Acupuncture

Physiotherapists using acupuncture at the Whitehouse are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and have therefore had recognisable training.

Initially you will be asked a few questions about your symptoms and general health. Once the decision has been made to use acupuncture and you have agreed and signed this consent form, decisions are made as to appropriate positioning of needles. This depends on the area to be treated and the sensitivity of the tissues. Points can be local to the area to be treated or further away.

Acupuncture is a useful adjunct to Physiotherapy, particularly in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions. Reducing a patients’ pain can enable them to achieve more in the rest of their Physiotherapy programme, such as increased range of movement and exercise tolerance.

Is Acupuncture safe?

All needles are sterile, pre-packed and disposable so there is no risk of infection. We have comprehensive standards of practice and procedures in place should an emergency occur. There are only a few cases in which Acupuncture should not be used. Your Physiotherapist will run through a few safety questions before performing the treatment.

If you have any questions about any aspects of Acupuncture...

or would like to speak to one of our expert therapists please feel free to contact us as follows:

Contact number: 0114 230 2030
Email: apts@whitehouse-clinic.co.uk

If you already have patients that you feel might benefit from Acupuncture please ask them to contact the White House Clinic directly to make an appointment.

 

 

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