With origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture is based upon a theory of life energy or ‘chi’ that flows through interconnected meridians within the body – similar to an electrical circuit.
Just like an electrical circuit at home, where blockages can cause power failures, disruption within the meridians can lead to a deterioration in health or life energy. Blockages lead to symptoms such as pain. Pain is often felt at the site of the blockage (but not always) and your acupuncturist is trained to identify where best to release the blockage (and subsequent pain) using needles.
However, the good news is that acupuncture offers so much more than pain management, its a holistic approach to look at dis-ease and dis-function that effects many aspects of one’s health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has existed for thousands of years and is used in the field of musculoskeletal health for a number of reasons, including;
- Muscle pain relief
- Joint pain & Extremity pain relief – including knee, hip, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and spinal)
- Relief of tight soft tissue – Muscles, fascia, ligaments & tendons
- Increase in circulation
- Improved relaxation
At Beach House Chiropractic we embrace the combined approaches and benefits derived from both traditional and modern physical healthcare. Acupuncture works extremely well alongside Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy, ensuring our clients receive a more complete solution to improved health and wellbeing.
Our Chiropractors and Sports Therapists use dry needling in combination with or separate to a normal therapy appointment. For more details and to discuss the right acupuncture approach for you, please call our clinic on (01903) 660094.