Medical Acupuncture is an effective form of treatment in a wide range of conditions and is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain such as back, shoulder, neck and leg pain. It has been successfully used to treat headaches, migraines, trapped nerves, chronic muscle strains and various kinds of rheumatic and arthritic pain.
The treatment itself involves fine needles being inserted through the skin which stimulates the nervous system and its known modes of action include the release of the bodies natural painkillers such as serotonin and endorphin which modify the way pain signals are received in the spinal cord and brain.
But acupuncture does much more than reduce pain, and has a beneficial effect on health. Patients often notice an improved sense of wellbeing after treatment. Modern research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body’s systems – the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses
The practitioner will assess each patient’s case and treatment will be tailored to the individual, so it is impossible to give more than a general idea of what treatment might involve. Typically, fine needles are inserted through the skin and left in position briefly, sometimes with manual or electrical stimulation. The number of needles varies but may be only two or three. Treatment might be once a week to begin with a combination of osteopathic techniques, then at longer intervals as the condition responds. A typical course of treatment lasts between 5 to 8 sessions.
All BMAS acupuncturists are regulated healthcare professionals, who have also undertaken additional training in Western medical acupuncture. BMAS members work within the scope of their primary profession, and are able to use their orthodox healthcare training to assess and safely treat conditions a variety of conditions that are suitable for acupuncture.
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