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Acupuncture works alongside physiotherapy to speed up healing and reduce pain. It can enhance the effects of physiotherapy, by helping to improve your strength and reconditioning. 

Many of our physiotherapists are also qualified and experienced acupuncturists. Therefore they may recommend this technique in combination with your physiotherapy treatment. All Bodyset acupuncturists are recognised by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

How does acupuncture work?

Needles are placed into the skin specific place in the body, called acupuncture points. This helps energy, called Qi, flow around the body, including deep into the muscles and organs.

You might feel a tingling sensation during this treatment, but you shouldn’t feel pain.

Who is acupuncture for?

It can help anyone by:

  • Reducing musculoskeletal pain
  • Speeding up the rehabilitation process
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Being an alternative to hands-on physiotherapy treatment
  • Helping you feel more relaxed 
  • Promoting sleep
  • Reducingstress and anxiety.

Are there any side effects?

Acupuncture is a low-risk treatment, but there can be some side effects. Your therapist will talk to you about these and what you can do to reduce them.

Side effects can include:

  • Minor bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Increased hunger

How do I book?

This is a technique used by physiotherapists, and may therefore be recommended as part of your physiotherapy treatment. Simply book in for a physiotherapy assessment below to discuss this treatment option with your practitioner.