Effective treatment for orthopaedic and sports injuries and stress related conditions.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Pain reduction
  • promotes injury healing
  • lessens swelling
  • works holistically
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Therapy Description

Effective treatment for orthopaedic and sports injuries and stress related conditions.

Acupuncture for sports injuries can be an effective acute and chronic treatment to reduce pain, swelling, and improve functioning of limbs, joints and soft tissue. The method employed is based on the TCM model. ( Traditional chinese medicine ). Qi, our vital life force is either balanced,excessive, or weakened in the 12 meridians which run throughout the body and inner organs. By using, traditional points in combination with massage, taping, and exercise prescription acupuncture can be a very useful tool to treat injuries. It can be particularly helpful when pain or swelling are too much for soft tissue work or exercise. Acupuncture has a vast history of use from ancient china to present day western and eastern medical clinical use. If you are being treated by a Physiotherapist or Consultant please check with them about the appropriateness of acupuncture for your injury or condition.

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Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis
Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Foster NE, Sherman KJ, Witt CM, Linde K, Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration

Authors’ conclusions – Acupuncture was effective for the treatment of chronic pain. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicated that acupuncture was more than a placebo, but the modest size of these differences suggested that needling was not the only important contributor to its effects.

Lower back pain

Effectiveness of acupuncture for low back pain: a systematic review
Yuan J, Purepong N, Kerr DP, Park J, Bradbury I, McDonough S

Authors’ conclusions – Acupuncture versus no treatment, and acupuncture as an adjunct to conventional care, should be supported in the European Guidelines for the treatment of chronic lower back pain.

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