What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment is a popular therapy at our Bridgend clinic, particularly for pain relief. It uses an ancient healing technique dating back over 5,000 years.
Originating from China, acupuncture involves inserting fine, sterile needles into the skin at specific points to stimulate energy flow and restore balance.
Clinical studies have shown that physiotherapy patients often benefit from acupuncture treatment, and as a result, over 6000 physiotherapists in the UK are qualified to provide acupuncture treatment, including the team at one2one's Bridgend clinic.
Research shows that acupuncture treatment is particularly effective in relieving pain, however like other forms of treatment it does not work for everyone. Most people respond best to a course of treatment but there is no set rule regarding the number of sessions you will require.
We have found in our Bridgend clinic that each individual will respond in a different way and at a different rate, and the effects are cumulative - with pain relief often increasing as treatment progresses. Some people may experience tiredness or feel light headed after acupuncture therefore it is recommended that you do not drive immediately after your first appointment.
The treatment is perfectly safe and our acupuncture therapists are trained to a high clinical standard with years of experience.
They are all members of the AACP - Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.