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Although Physiotherapists and Chiropractors may undertake acupuncture with additional training, their training in needling falls far short of that of an acupuncturist. To obtain a degree in acupuncture, individuals must undertake 3,600 hours of training, this covers: Western Medical Science, Chinese Medicine Theory and clinical practice.

Meanwhile, in order for Physiotherapists and Chiropractors to undertake acupuncture, their training consists of only 300 hours theory and practical combined.
The British Medical Journal in 2001 concluded that the risk of a serious adverse reaction is less that 1 in 10,000.

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary.

Acupuncture can treat far more than just pain. The regulatory body for acupuncture have published over 70 factsheets, which provide accurate and unbiased information on a variety of different conditions. The full list can be viewed here

Most people find acupuncture very relaxing. The sensation of the needle is likely to feel like a dull ache or tingling. This indicates that the body’s Qi has been stimulated.
To begin with it is likely that I will need to see you once or twice a week and you may feel better. However, chronic conditions usually need more treatments in order to improve.

Once your health has stabilised, it is advised to continue with maintenance visits to prevent recurring symptoms.
Your first appointment with me will be 1.5 hours long. This will consist of me gathering a thorough understanding of your health and the main reason for your visit.

Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates the Mind, Body and Spirit and therefore while some questions may not seem relatable they hold very significant value to your diagnosis.
An increasing number of private health insurance cover the cost of acupuncture treatment and so you should check with your provider.

Evidence Based Acupuncture have fully referenced literature reviews of the most up to date evidence for acupuncture in a variety of clinical areas, including pain and mental health. For further information on the efficacy of acupuncture, please see the CLICK HERE:


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