We use Western Medical Acupuncture at the clinic, as an adjunct to our osteopathic treatment. Acupuncture has its roots in Chinese medicine but has been researched in the West and the theories behind why it works have been adapted as a result of research. It works by stimulating the nervous system which controls our musculoskeletal system, and our pain mechanisms.
It is therapeutic, and involves the insertion of fine sterilised needles to help reduce tension in tight muscles and relieve pain. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain, and postoperative pain. The osteopath may use acupuncture toward the end of an osteopathic treatment session, and you will always be asked first whether you would accept this therapeutic modality as part of your rehabilitation.