Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic can offer effective acupuncture in Colchester, Essex and the surrounding areas. Acupuncture is a treatment modality that can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy to help reduce pain and create a more optimal environment for healing to take place. Natural pain relieving chemicals can be produced when the body is stimulated with acupuncture physiotherapy. These chemicals include endorphins, melatonin and serotonin.
Physiological reactions occur locally in soft tissue as well as the brain and spinal cord when a needle is inserted into soft tissue, these reactions can assist in healing and offer pain relief when used together with other physiotherapeutic modalities like manual therapy, exercise and advice.
Electro-acupuncture is another form of acupuncture which can be used to boost needle stimulation and increase the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture. During Electro-acupuncture an electrical current that is similar to what is used in a TENs machine is transmitted to soft tissue via a circuit between two needles. Use of TENs via acupuncture is particularly beneficial for neuropathic pain (pain which originates from nerve irritation).
There is good evidence that acupuncture in conjunction with physiotherapy can be particularly helpful in relieving acute and chronic back pain, headaches, osteoarthritic knee pain and elbow pain.
Acupuncture Physiotherapy in Colchester, Essex
At Colchester Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we have physiotherapists that are qualified to deliver both acupuncture physiotherapy and electro-acupuncture to patients who we feel would benefit from this type of intervention.