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Acupuncture can be used with great success when it comes to relieving pain. At Oakley Physio you may be offered acupuncture as part of your treatment if it is appropriate. It could help relieve pain associated with acute or chronic muscle or joint problems including arthritis, low back pain, neck pain or ‘whiplash‘, headaches, repetitive strain or sports injuries.

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. The theory is that where there is pain in the body, there is a blockage of energy (Qi). By stimulating appropriate points along the energy channels called meridians, using very fine needles, these can be ‘unblocked‘ and energy can flow freely.

In Western medicine, there is sound evidence showing that acupuncture


stimulates the body‘s release of endorphins which reduce pain and aid recovery.

As we are a Physiotherapy Clinic and are governed by a Code of Conduct by the CSP, we will not undertake treatment of other conditions using acupuncture e.g. weight loss, smoking cessation, fertility, irritable bowel syndrome etc.

Safety and hygiene are paramount: only single use disposable needles are used.