Acupuncture

acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese Medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic and preventative purposes. In the hands of a well- trained practitioner it can offer the effective control and management of pain relief, and also has had extensive success in treating a range of medical and neurological disorders.

Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.
These help in things such as:
• Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhoea.
• Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections.
• Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
• Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK?
Yes. In the past 2,000 years, more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture than with all other health therapies combined. Today acupuncture is practiced widely in Asia, the Soviet Union, and in Europe. It is now being used more and more in America by physicians. Acupuncture treatments can be given in conjunction with other treatments , such as conventional Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or naturopathic prescriptions. It is important that your physician-acupuncturist knows everything that you are doing, so he or she can help you get the most benefit from your therapy.

ARE THERE ANY “DO’S AND DONT’S” FOR ME ON THE DAY OF A TREATMENT?
Yes. To enhance the value of a treatment, the following guidelines are important:
• Do not eat an unusually large meal immediately before or after your treatment.
• Do not over-exercise, engage in sexual activity, or consume alcoholic beverages within 6 hours before or after the treatment.
• Plan your activities so that after the treatment you can get some rest, or at least not have to be working at top performance. This is especially important for the first few visits.
• Continue to take any prescription medicines as directed by your regular doctor.
• Substance abuse (drugs and alcohol, especially in the week prior to treatment), will seriously interfere with the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments.
• Remember to keep good mental or written notes of what your response is to the treatment. This is important for your doctor to know so that the follow-up treatments can be designed to best help you and your problem

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Our Approach

Please feel free to contact me at any time to ask a question about your condition and I will try to be of assistance to you as fast as possible, in some extreme cases a home visit may be required, or a simple online consultation may clear up and questions you may have.
We are only too happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

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Our Location

We are conveniently located in the centre of the market town of Bingham, centrally located opposite the doctors surgery. We are able to cover the whole of Nottinghamshire and further afield into the Vale of Belvoir and surrounding areas. With free private parking through the arch to the rear of the building making it easy to visit us why not arrange a visit to assess your needs, call us now on 01949 831648 to speak to a professional for advice on treatment.

Oakwood Physiotherapy Practice, 19 Needham Street, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8AE.
Tel:  01949 831648