Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of fine needles to specific acupuncture points in the body.
Traditional Chinese acupuncturists believe that there is an energy flow in our body which can become stagnant and manifest itself as physical pain. By needling certain points it can improve the flow of endorphins restoring balance to the body.
At Portishead Physiotherapy we have been trained in acupuncture from a Western approach to pain relief. Research has shown that needling specific points can cause the release of natural painkillers (endorphins) within the body as well as stimulating blood flow around the painful area.
It can be used for any painful area and in our experience the most successful conditions treated include:
Our practicing Physiotherapist has been trained by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and will perform the treatment using sterile needles and hygienic conditions.