Our Approach

At Lifestyle Physiotherapy we have a full time Acupuncturist trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and can offer a range of treatments for both Musculoskeletal and other common aliments. 

Acupuncture and TCM are a complete health care system. There are very few conditions that do not benefit from a course of acupuncture or TCM. It is possible to combine both Western and Eastern medicine in the management of your condition, and we work closely with treatment providers including your physiotherapist and GP.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the most well-known aspect of Chinese Medicine and can be used alone or in conjunction with herbal medicine, Moxibustion (the heating of specific acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), or Tui-Na (Chinese massage).

Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians with the aim of bringing the body to a point of balance and harmony. 

Benefits of Acupuncture

An Acupuncture treatment will usually take up to one hour, with needles left in place for 20-25 minutes. During this time people go in to a state of deep relaxation, and may drift off to sleep. Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in treating musculo-skeletal injuries but traditionally has been used to treat respiratory, digestive, gynaecological and many other chronic conditions.

Acupuncture and TCM treatment involves a holistic approach and your acupuncturist will often offer dietary, lifestyle, and exercise advice.

What does Acupuncture treat?

The following list of conditions that acupuncture and TCM can treat is based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation.

Musculo-skeletal | Respiratory conditions | Gastrointestinal disorders | Cardiovascular | Womens’ Health | Pregnancy | Mens’ Health | Neurological | Metabolic disorders | Urological disorders | Psychological disorders | Skin disorders | and more.

We offer other TCM techniques

CUPPING  - This is used commonly on the back to help increase the flow of Qi, and blood to the area.

GUA SHA - Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.

MOXIBUSTION (MOXA) - Moxa aids in the healing process by drawing more Qi and blood to the area. 

TUI-NA - This type of massage involves a variety of techniques following the meridians or specific acupuncture points and can be performed with or without oil on different areas of the body.

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