Thursday, March 20th 2014 AT 7:30 am Osteopath - Sports Injury specialist

Acupuncture

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) specifically recommends the use of acupuncture for lower back pain.

 

What is medical acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture is a modern adaptation of the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture. It is defined as a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of fine needles into certain points across the body to encourage healing and pain relief.

How is medical acupuncture different from Chinese acupuncture?

The main difference between medical acupuncture and traditional Chinese acupuncture is that the ancient beliefs of ‘yin’, ‘yang’, and the energy ‘qi’ is substituted for a combined knowledge of physiology and pathology, anatomy, and the common principals of evidence based medicine. This of course depends on the practitioner who may practice medical acupuncture, whilst simultaneously try and promote ‘qi’ in the body. Medical acupuncture is henceforth acupuncture that has been successfully incorporated into medical or allied health practices in Western countries. It is derived from Asian sources and is practiced in both pure and hybrid forms. The choice of needle patterns can be based on traditional principles such as: encouraging the flow of qi, a subtle vivifying energy through classically described acupuncture channels, modern concepts such as recruiting neuroanatomical activities in segmental distributions, or a combination of these two principles.

Conditions helped by medical acupuncture?

Arthritis
Joint pain
Muscle strain
Ligamentous sprain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tendinitis
Headache
Discal bulge/prolapse
Sciatica
Rotator cuff strain etc…

What to expect in a medical acupuncture appointment?

If you choose to undergo medical acupuncture, you will be referred to a medical acupuncture-trained doctor, who will diagnose you using Western medical methods. He or she will probably also ask questions about your habits, lifestyle and medical history. Treatments will only be administered once a week for a maximum of six weeks.

Is it hygienic?

Only sterile, single-use, disposable needles will be used. 

Does it hurt?

The needles are very fine, so it will not feel like having an injection or a blood test, which uses needles with a cutting edge. The sensation varies from person to person. Some people feel a slight sharpness, whereas other people feel nothing at all.

Treatment: Harrow Acupuncture_Wembley Acupuncture_Chelsea Acupuncture_Fulham acupuncture Treatment in Harrow_Wembley_Chelsea_Fulham  by The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath. Regulation: Harrow Medical Acupuncture_Wembley Medical Acupuncture_Chelsea Medical Acupuncture_Fulham Medical Acupuncture. How Medical Acupuncture is carried out at Harrow Osteopaths, Wembley Osteopaths, Chelsea Osteopaths, Fulham Osteopaths by The Sports Injuries Specialist – Registered Osteopath.

Zahir Chaudhary, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), ND, M Ost.Med

Email: emergencyosteopath@gmail.com, 

Call: 0208 423 6209; 0792 100 4705

Web: http://www.sportsinjuriesspecialist.co.uk

CHELSEA OSTEOPATHS, 208 FULHAM ROAD, CHELSEA, LONDON. SW10 9PJ.

HARROW OSTEOPATHIC CLINIC, 9 LITTLETON ROAD, HARROW, MIDDLESEX. HA1 3SY.

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DAVID LLOYD SUDBURY HILL OSTEOPATHS, GREENFORD RD, EALING. UB6 0HX.

SPORTS INJURIES SPECIALIST – OSTEOPATHS, 197 EALING ROAD, THE ATLIP CENTRE, ALPERTON, WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX. HA0 4LW. 

 

 

 

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