Acupuncture is one of the many treatment options available at The Physio Rooms. Many think of it in terms of its role in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where it has been used for thousands of years. As part of TCM it is thought to improve energy flow within meridians in the body, western medicine doesn't subscribe to this view and instead considers acupuncture to have effects on the tissues, the nervous system and the healing process.Research suggests acupuncture promotes the release of naturally occurring pain relief within the body, helps reduce muscle tension and may have an anti-inflammatory effect. The National Institute of Clinic Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture in its guideline on the management of low back pain.
While acupuncture has many benefits it's best used as part of an integrated approach including exercises prescription, improved understanding of your condition and changes to lifestyle/work/training schedules as indicated.