There are two approaches to acupuncture, traditional and modern. At Thamesway we use the both approaches to treat muscle spasm and pain which cause trigger points. It’s sometimes called dry needling.
From our own clinical experience at Thamesway Physio, we find acupuncture very effective for treating pain and muscle spasm all over the body.
Acupuncture has been gradually gaining more acceptance within the general medical fraternity.
This video link illustrates that even the NHS is accepting that acupuncture can be used to relieve pain.
Here’s an article posted on the BBC about the effects of acupuncture that you may find interesting.
The article suggests that certain chemicals are released into the muscles, which reduce pain and ultimately help them relax.
The following article suggests that there is stimulation of parts of the brain that are involved in pain control.
The jury is still out on the full effectiveness of acupuncture, but we feel that it’s only a matter of time before we are able to accurately prove its benefits.
If you would like to find out about how an expert Thamesway physio can help cure your pain, contact us any time.