Acupuncture often works in isolation, or alongside physiotherapy to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. This technique can help to reduce pain and inflammation, and ultimately speed up your body’s healing process.

Many of our physiotherapists are 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.

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
  • Reducing stress and anxiety.

What can I expect from treatment?

The main aim of this treatment is to restore a state of balance in your body.

This is achieved by an in depth assessment to determine the source of imbalance. Needles are then placed into the skin, at the correct acupuncture points required to address the imbalance. This helps energy flow around the body to facilitate its return to a healthy, balanced physiological and psychological state.

Does it hurt?

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

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.