Western medical acupuncture, or dry needling, is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
At TWC this therapy is applied by our fully certified and registered Chiropractors. Acupuncture therapy may be used alongside other chiropractic treatment methods, or in some cases on its' own. For more details on our chiropractors working at the clinic please click here.
Costs and appointment times are similar to chiropractic consultation and treatments, click here for fees.
Relaxation Acupuncture appointments are now available by request for 60 minutes, please contact us for more details 02920617700.
Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, producing a variety of effects. It increases the body's release of natural painkillers, endorphins and serotonin, in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way that pain is felt.
Modern research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body's systems including; the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Acupuncture has also shown to have a beneficial effect on general health, with patients often notice an improved sense of wellbeing after treatment.
Each patient’s treatment is tailored to the individual so treatment can vary widely from the number of needles to the amount of time they are left in, but these reasons will be explained before treatment commences.
Information obtained from the British Medical Acupuncture Society, cited 02/06/14