Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin solid needles which have been inserted into acupuncture sites in the skin.
According to traditional Chinese Medicine stimulating these points can correct inbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. The scientific evidence to support the beneficial effects of acupuncture are inconclusive. It is used for many purposes including pain relief.
However we have performed acupuncture for years on many clients especially for pain relief and we at Linlithgow Physiotherapy strongly believe in its strong positive actions causinging significant pain relief in many patients. However, not all individuals do benefit and constant reassessment is vital to avoid unnecessary treatment.