The theory of acupuncture is that ‘Chi’ the bodys own energy flows via 12 bilateral meridians that are interconnected like an electrical circuit. Good health allows a nice flow of energy around the circuit, however injury or pain can cause a blockage of the flow.
Applying needles on points around the painful area and also further along the meridans at distal points will usually have a benefical effect on the blockage.
When acupucture is combined with massage not only are the internal meridians affected, but the fascia and connected tissue is also palpated to promote healing and good health. This can lead to faster recovery from injury, reduction in pain and also prevention of the reoccurance of injury in the future.
Some of the effects of acupunture include the following;
Relief of superficial symptoms
Relief of tight tissue – muscle / facia / ligament / tendon
Increase in circulation
Change in skin temperature
You will experience some needle sensation
There will be some reduction in pain
There may be some light headedness in the first 12 hours
Occasionally bruising may occur locally to the site of insertion
We practice acupuncture in Stevenage at our Old Town centre, normally combined with massage but available as a standalone treatment over a 30 minute appointment. The massage studio is private and located just off the high street.
Before booking a stand alone appointment it is a good idea to get in touch to see if acupuncture will be of benefit to your issue as we would hate for you to have a wasted jouney as we know how precious time can be.