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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of oldest forms of treatment in the world. It originated in China and the techniques have developed over thousands of years.

The focus of acupuncture is on treating the person. The treatment involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body. This stimulates healing.

Acupuncture and Physiotherapy

Acupuncture helps the bodies self-repair mechanism. It’s used as part of an integrated approach to manage of pain and inflammation. It also helps other physio treatments to achieve better results.

Acupuncture is popular within private physiotherapy practice.

Physiotherapists using acupuncture attend specialist post-graduate training. There are many courses available. Preferred courses are approved by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).