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Back2Back Complementary Healthcare Ltd.

4A Innes Court,
Station Road,
Sturminster Newton,
Dorset DT10 1BB

T: 01258 473148
M: 07986 984 021
suzanne@back2backhealthcare.com

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment that can relieve symptoms of some physical and psychological conditions and may encourage the patient`s own body to heal and repair itself if it is able to do so.

Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin, muscle and other tissues and it can produce a variety of effects. We know that it increases the release of the body`s natural painkillers, including endorphin and serotonin, in the pathway of both the brain and spinal cord. This modifies the way pain is perceived by the brain.

Acupuncture can do more than simply reduce pain, it seems to have a beneficial effect on the health of some individuals. Patients often notice an improved sense of wellbeing after treatment.

Current research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body`s systems;- the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone production, circulation and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Each patient`s case is assessed by the practitioner and tailored to the individual, but a typical treatment involves fine needles being placed through the skin and left in position briefly, sometimes with manual or electrical stimulation. The number of needles may only be two or three. Treatment may be once a week, then longer as the condition improves. Typically there are six to eight sessions.

What sort of Conditions Respond to Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is effective in a number of painful conditions and is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, for example, in the back, neck, shoulder and leg.

It has been used successfully in the treatment of headaches, migraine, trapped nerves, chronic muscle strain, sports injuries and various kinds of rheumatic and arthritic pain.

Some other conditions where acupuncture might be used are:-

  • Functional bowel or bladder problems such as IBS, or irritable bowel, sometimes a mild form of urinary incontinence.
  • Menstrual and menopausal symptoms.
  • Allergies such as hayfever and perennial allergic rhinitis, and some allergic rashes.
  • puritus
  • Sinus problems
  • Dry mouth and eyes
  • Stopping smoking.

This is not an exhaustive list and many other conditions have been treated by acupuncture successfully.

Acupuncture can be used alongside McTimoney Chiropractic, Massage, soft tissue treatments.

Our Address

Back2Back Complementary Healthcare Ltd.

4A Innes Court,
Station Road,
Sturminster Newton,
Dorset DT10 1BB

T: 01258 473148
M: 07986 984 021
suzanne@back2backhealthcare.com

get in touch

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