Acupuncture may be offered to you as part of your rehabilitation and pain management programme.  We often use acupuncture alongside other Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy techniques to improve the effectiveness of your overall treatment.

What is Acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture developed out of a concept of using needles inserted into the body as a means of balancing the movement and levels of ‘QI’ (energy life force) with the body.  It is believed that an imbalance of Qi, pronounced ‘Chee’, leads to disease, pain and disability.

Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is not effective for everyone and no two people react the same.  Your physiotherapist will discuss this with you to personalise the treatment programme to maximise your individual results.

What does Acupuncture Treatment Involve?

Your Physiotherapist will use sterile, single use needles that are inserted into specific points across your body.  Once the needles are in place you may feel a mild ache, numbness, warm heavy sensation at and around the needle.  This is referred to as ‘De Qi’ and is a sign that the body’s inbuilt pain relieving mechanisms are being stimulated.

Is It Safe?

The highest standard of practice is ensured at Butterfield Physiotherapy Limited.  All of our Physiotherapists are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).  This means that they are required to train to a minimum standard and are bound by professional codes of conduct through the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and work within an evidence based framework.

Speak to us to see if acupuncture could complement your treatment