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How can acupuncture help me

  • Acupuncture needle application

Are you sceptical about acupuncture? We were too! Why can sticking needles into the skin and muscle help to reduce pain? It helps on a number of levels and there is good evidence to back this up.

Firstly it creates a local response and increases circulation to the area. Then there's the response it promotes in the brain. It stimulates the nervous system to produce natural painkilling hormones called endorphins. These are the same chemicals which make people (and most of our physios!) addicted to exercise. They make us feel good. If you've had pain for a long time, you can ask us if acupuncture might help.

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