Acupuncture has been shown to have a positive effect on the nervous system, blood flow and muscular tension. It helps knees, hips, ankles, wrists and elbows. It can calm acute injuries down quite quickly.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles at particular points in your skin. This treatment is used when an important factor such as when patients are at a stressful point in their lives. It is very helpful if people are having trouble sleeping. It helps them to relax and they often say they’ve had their best night’s sleep for a long time after a treatment.

Acupuncture is used as a method of pain relief alongside osteopathy. If osteopathy sometimes makes areas flare up, acupuncture calms them down. It is also an option for people with too acute an injury for much physical manipulation.

Does it Hurt?

The needles are very fine, so having them inserted is rarely painful. Sometimes you may have a sensation of heaviness or tingling at the insertion site, and this is considered a good sign.

About Pete Black Osteopath

Peter graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a First Class honours degree in 2004.  Since then he has gained a wealth of experience from treating a wide range of patients.


Learn more about Osteopathy

Osteopathy uses a variety of treatments to ensure the correct alignment of your back and muscles, easing muscle tension to restore your body’s natural self-healing abilities.