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Acupunture can be used in conjuction with osteopathic treatment to help with a number of health problems. Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine developed over the last 2000 years by the oriental cultures, which are now known as China and Japan. It involves the insertion of fine needles into various parts of the body to help "balance" subtle energies within the human body. This concept is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

At our practice we generally use traditional acupuncture points but to help relieve musculoskeletal pain rather than TCM for all ailments.

Acupuncture works by relaxing tight muscles through reflex mechanisms which involves the spinal cord and brain, this helps relieve pain and stiffness, it is particularly useful in osteoarthritic (wear and tear) conditions when it is thought nothing can be done.

People are often unsure about the insertion of needles but more often than not, find it far less painful than anticipated and often don’t feel the insertion. However, occasionally a point can be painful.  Whilst the needles are in, people usually feel very relaxed as acupuncture causes the release of your body's own feel good chemicals called endorphins and encephalins.

At Eastleigh Osteopathy Clinic we only ever use single use only, sterile needles.

We are members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Visit the British MedicalAcupuncture site www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk/ 

At Eastleigh Osteopathic Clinic we are always very happy to discuss your individual health issue and the most appropriate form of treatment for you. Please call to make an appointment or to speak to one of our professionals. Tel: 023 80 612166