Acupuncture is now a standard part of much modern medical practice and has been conclusively proven to help reduce pain in many common conditions.
In fact scientific research has shown that 70% of people gain pain relief from acupuncture. There is nothing spiritual or mystical about it and patients don’t have to believe in acupuncture for it to work. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative, with a build up effect as treatment progresses. Some people are particularly good responders while others may see little benefit until they have had a few treatments. Occasionally the condition may become slightly worse at first. This is not a bad sign as it usually means the condition will respond well to treatment.
Conditions that may be helped by acupuncture include:
- Acute/chronic injuries
- Sports injuries
- Arthritis and Rheumatism
- Back and neck pain
- Muscle and joint problems
Why a Physiotherapist?
All the Physiotherapists at Stow Physio at Bourton are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) which is affiliated to the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). Both these associations promote high standards of working practices in acupuncture and provide rigorous training to ensure that practitioners are well qualified. Members have to complete 10 hours of training every 2 years