Acupuncture Awareness Week

Acupuncture Awareness Week

Acupuncture awareness week is the 12th - 17th March 2018. This aims to better inform people about the ptactice of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is offered at Berkley Kemp Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic and we want to share some of that knowledge with you.

What is Acupuncture?  

Acupuncture is a form of treatment that promotes healing. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body's own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. This allows other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, muscle strengthening and rehabilitation to achieve more effective results.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used in China for over 3000 years.
Traditional Chinese belief is that energy flows freely throughout the body, via channels. When there is a problem, the energy stagnates. Stimulation by acupuncture, at specific points, helps to restore the healthy flow of energy in the body.

Modern science has shown that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and give pain relief.

There are over 500 acupuncture points on the body.


What can be treated with Acupuncture?

Physiotherapists can use acupuncture to relieve pain for a number of conditions:

  • Back pain and Sciatic pain
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Muscular and joint pain
  • Whiplash injuries and neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis

If you wish any further information regarding acupuncture or how it may help you, please call us or email us on; info@berkleykempphysiotherapy.co.uk

16th March, 2018

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