Professionals relieve pain with acupuncture and dry needling, as part of the treatment of muscle and joint conditions, as well as osteoarthritis. These techniques are also effective for sciatica and brachalgia. In addition, one of our physiotherapists, Grace Lander, offers specialist acupuncture to help women with certain aspects of pregnancy and the menopause.
Although most patients don’t feel the extremely fine needles entering the skin, it’s possible that you may experience a prick of pain. However, even if you do feel this at first, it’s usually replaced after a few seconds by an ‘energy sensation’. You might experience this as throbbing, tingling, heaviness or dullness – or a combination of those sensations. If any needles remain painful for more than a few seconds, your physiotherapist will remove them.