Acupuncture is now recognised by the Department of Health and the various Health Boards as a treatment option of choice for many conditions.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles of the flow of Chi (energy) through the body. Acupuncture aims to treat pain by balancing Chi via insertion of needles at specific acupuncture points. The treatment involves using very fine needles, inserted at particular acupuncture points on the body that can help relieve the symptoms of a number of physical and psychological conditions.
Acupuncture aims to help the body to heal naturally. It has the advantage of having few side effects and is particularly useful in both acute injuries and chronic conditions resilient to other treatments
It is widely used and is now an integral part of sports medicine practice worldwide. The combination of physiotherapy and acupuncture has proven to be very successful in the management of soft tissue injuries.