Acupuncture is a form of neurological stimulation which is now commonly used in medical practice. It makes use of small needles to trigger positive clinical effects. These include activating pain relief mechanisms from within the central nervous system and relaxing over active muscles.
At Leeds Physiotherapy our specialist team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists are experienced providers of medicinal acupuncture. Following a thorough assessment your physiotherapist will advise you if you may benefit from acupuncture. They will select sites in the body to complete the procedure which will help with your symptoms. Acupuncture usually lasts 20 minutes and other than the initial application is pain free. Some conditions acupuncture is commonly used with include:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Joint pain