Find out more about the ancient technique of acupuncture and whether it is for you.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the Chinese technique of inserting fine, sterile needles into specific parts of the body. The needles are gently rotated to stimulate the flow of energy through the body. This is believed to help with self-healing and the relief of pain.

Acupuncture at The Physiotherapy Centre

Our physiotherapists are trained acupuncturists. Treatment is safe and is not painful.

The number of needles we use will vary depending on the treatment but is usually between four and eight. The needles are used once and then we dispose of them. 

Having acupuncture

A physiotherapist will stay with you throughout your treatment. In a few cases, some people experience a feeling of warmth, a tingling or slight ache at the point where the needle is inserted.

The site of your ailment and where we choose to insert the needles will determine whether it is more comfortable for you to sit or to lie down.