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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique where practitioners stimulate certain points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin.

Who can benefit from Acupuncture?

Anyone - studies suggest that acupuncture stimulates the release of the body's natural painkillers and brings the body back into balance, positively enhancing overall physical, mental and emotional well-being.

What can be treated with Acupuncture?

Acute and chronic pain, for example back, hip, knee, neck and shoulder pain. Anxiety and stress related illnesses, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, fatigue, migraines, and sleep patterns are just a few of the conditions that can be treated.

Is Acupuncture safe?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture for primary chronic pain relief. Occasionally slight bruising may appear after a needle is removed. A patient may experience lethargy afterwards for a short time.

Should I tell my GP?

If taking prescribed medication, it is suggested that you consult your doctor prior to treatment. BAcC trained acupuncturists need to be aware of any prescription medication and/or supplements that you take. They are trained to recognise potentially serious underlying health conditions and make GP referrals when appropriate.

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