0151 724 2060 (South Liverpool)

0151 924 4553 (North Liverpool)

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practices for thousands of years. According to the original principles, Qi (pronounced chee & translated as vital energy) flows around the body through channels (called meridians) with specific strength & force.
It is believed that a blockage in the meridian will disrupt the flow of Qi, resulting in pain, illness & various other symptoms. Acupuncture needles are therefore inserted into specific points to ‘unblock’ the meridians & promote the natural flow of Qi, which in turn balances Yin & Yang.

In recent decades Acupuncture has gained increasing popularity in the Western world due to the development of diagnostic equipment that enables researchers to ‘visualise’ the effects of Acupuncture.

These include:

  • Increased production of natural anti-inflammatories & painkillers, including ‘feel good’ endorphins
  • Stimulation of areas of the brain that regulate pain
  • Stimulation of certain nerves that prevent ‘pain’ signals being transmitted to the brain
  • Relaxation of tight muscles and associated Myofascial trigger points (knots within taut bands of muscle and its surrounding tissue)
  • Release of hormones that promote relaxation & stress reduction

The Physiotherapy Centre offers Acupuncture for:

  • Pain relief for musculoskeletal problems including common aches & pains experienced during pregnancy
  • Headaches & Tinnitus
  • Relaxation
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