Acupuncture at Exhale Osteopathy
Is your well being affected by muscle tightness and restrictions in movement?
Exhale Osteopathy clinic is here to help ease tightness and tension throughout your body
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile, single-use needles into points in the body. It is used to release tension to encourage healing and relief. Research indicates that acupuncture might increase the amino acid, adenosine, which is activated by the body to promote healing following an injury.
Acupuncture is often recommended following a medical diagnosis and is carried out in some NHS practices as well as privately.
Like many treatments, it has varying effects on different people but can be an incredibly effective pain reliever. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends using acupuncture as a treatment for migraines and chronic tension headaches, but there are other areas where acupuncture can be very effective.
Who can benefit from Acupuncture ?
Almost anyone experiencing a variety of pain problems including, but not limited to:
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions people ask about Acupuncture
No, the needles do not hurt. In fact, most people barely feel anything when needles are inserted. Some people feel a slight pinch, and others ask “Is it in yet?”
Acupuncture needles are solid, flexible, and very, very thin (about the width of two hairs).
There are certain sensations associated with the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. These may include slight cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling or electric sensation traveling along a meridian. If any discomfort is experienced, it is usually mild and temporary.
Acupuncture is widely acknowledged as one of the safest forms of medicine. Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, individually packaged, and disposable. Acupuncturists undergo extensive training and are regulated by the individual states’ medical board.
One of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is that it has virtually no side effects. Occasionally a small temporary bruise may appear at the site of an acupuncture needle. When compared to the laundry list of cautions and side effects for the average pharmaceutical drug, acupuncture is very low risk!
The frequency of treatment depends on your medical condition. When you come in for your first treatment, we’ll formulate a specific treatment plan for you.