Acupuncture is also offered in the clinic and is often used alongside my osteopathic treatment, as they complement each other well. I use acupuncture to reduce pain, stimulate the body's immune system response, and aid in relaxing your body.
I am qualified in a Western style of acupuncture, used brilliantly in conjunction with my osteopathic techniques. I use a mix of some TCM meridians and dry needling/trigger point release techniques.
Acupuncture can work well if a persons in too much pain to tolerate stronger manual techniques so it helps bring pain levels down before I can do stronger techniques.
It also works well if you’ve got a chronic problem that’s been around for a long time. The acupuncture helps stimulate the body into thinking this injury is new again, thus stimulating the immune system again to do its job in the healing process.