Menu Close

Acupuncture Services

Are you seeking the expertise of a skilled Acupuncture Therapist?

At PhysioComesToYou, Physiotherapists can offer acupuncture as part of their treatment toolkit to address various musculoskeletal issues and pain. By inserting fine needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, improves blood flow, and releases tension. This complementary therapy can enhance the effectiveness of physiotherapy, promoting pain relief and overall well-being for patients.

Acupuncture, a time-tested medical practice originating from ancient China, has become a sought-after solution for various health conditions. Our skilled Acupuncture Therapists employ this traditional technique to address a wide range of ailments effectively. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, digestive issues, migraines, or even emotional disorders, acupuncture can provide relief and help restore balance to your body.

With our flexible approach to physiotherapy appointments, we aim to ensure maximum convenience for our clients, offering a mobile service that brings our expert physiotherapists directly to your location. Whether you need assistance at your workplace, care home, school, or home, we’ll be there at your preferred time.

placeholder

Back Pain

placeholder

Neck Pain

placeholder

Shoulder Pain

placeholder

Knee Pain

placeholder

Ankle Pain

placeholder

Hip Pain

What is Acupuncture?

The traditional Chinese philosophy is that when the body is healthy, energy which is known as ‘qi’ flows freely along pathways known as meridians. Each of these pathways is linked to an organ within the body such as the heart and lung. Going with the Chinese Acupuncture Philosophy in a healthy body energy which is also know as ‘qi’ flow along meridians which are pathways linked to organs in the body such as the lungs, heart, kidneys or liver. Factors such as trauma, anxiety, anger, stress can disrupt this energy flow. The acupuncture can help by inserting needles along the pathways where the energy is disrupted to restore energy to flow along the meridians freely again.

Another method that acupuncture works by is to act on ‘our paingate’. The needle being inserted sends impulses up into the brain and this releases substances know as ‘endogenous opioids’ which act like our bodys own painkillers from the brain. This then helps to reduce or completely get rid of the pain.

Your physiotherapist will discuss with you whether they think acupuncture can benefit you. However if you have one of the things below unfortunately acupuncture is not safe to be used on you;

  • You have a metal allergy – stainless steel
  • You have a phobia of needles
  • You have an infection in the area to be needled

There are also times that acupuncture needs to be used with caution. The conditions listed below would not prevent you from having acupuncture but can change the effects of acupuncture. Please let your physiotherapist know if you have any of the conditions below:

  • Haemophilia
  • You are pregnant or trying to conceive
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart pace maker
  • Diabetes
  • Heart pace maker in place

Everyone is individual and also the effects of acupuncture vary between different individuals. Acupuncture does not work for everyone and also the number of sessions required to have an effect vary between individuals.

Very fine needles are very quickly inserted through the skin into the tissues beneath. These needles are only used once and are sterile. Occasionally people report that when the needle goes in it can feel like a bearable pinprick or scratch like sensation.

Once the needle is inserted there are a number of sensations that can be felt including deep ache, heat or heaviness. This is normal and a sign called ‘De Qi’. This is signalling to you that your bodys own painkillers are being released.

When the acupuncture is used to release muscle spasm and trigger points the needles only need to stay in for a short time until the muscle releases.

When acupuncture is carried out to help energy flow along the meridians the needles will stay in for longer, normally between 15 and 30 minutes.

Depending on the choice of treatment by your physiotherapist for you the needles can be placed in one of three places:

  • Around the painful area
  • Away from the painful area
  • On the opposite side of the body

Again the number of treatments required depends on the individual. Some people only require one whereas others can need at least 6 treatments to gain the best result. It can take at least 4 sessions of acupuncture to feel an effect. Once the best effect has been gained the length of time this effect can last also varies. Some people find that the symptoms never return whereas others may need long term regular treatments to ensure the lasting effect.

Members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) are required to train to a minimum standard and are bound by professional codes of conduct through the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). It is a lot safer than most drugs but there can be side effects felt which include:

  • Needle site bruising
  • Drowsiness feeling after treatment
  • Needle site discomfort
  • Temporary pain increases
  • Feeling faint or fainting

Looking for acupuncture in London? Our team is composed of experienced physiotherapists who provide comprehensive assessment and treatment to patients at home or work.

Testimonials

Real Clients, Real Results

Some of The Conditions We Treat

Your Acupuncture Therapists


Warning: Undefined array key "terms" in /home/customer/www/physiocomestoyou.co.uk/public_html/wp-content/themes/Child Theme/functions.php on line 197

Warning: Undefined variable $id_array in /home/customer/www/physiocomestoyou.co.uk/public_html/wp-content/themes/Child Theme/functions.php on line 215
Chartered Physiotherapist Begum graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at The University of Melbourne after moving to Australia from Toronto, Canada. She did this in combination with a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology as she is a strong believer of combining exercise therapy and manual techniques to help clients to be pain free and achieve their goals. After graduatin ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Shahina graduated from Kings College London BSc in Human Biology and then Msc in Accelerated Physiotherapy from Teesside University in 2008. Shahina has worked in Orthopaedics, Intermediate Care, Respiratory and Elderly care Rehab. She has a breadth of experience in treating all MSK conditions, Women's Health antenatal/Postnatal care + exercise, Acu ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Ekta graduated from Mumbai, India obtaining a first class honors in Physiotherapy from D.Y Patil University wherein she worked in two multi speciality Msk Pain management clinics and a fracture hospital. Following this she moved to England to pursue MSc in Sports science from Coventry University and MSc in Advanced Practise Physiotherapy from Plymouth ...

Services

View Therapist
 Chartered Physiotherapist In 2014 Leanne extended our service to the West Country and manages Physiocomestoyou Bristol. She has over 12 years of experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Leanne worked at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, contributing to research and presenting at conferences. She completed a Masters in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Florence qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of East London. She began her Physiotherapy career at a busy District General Hospital in London. She has worked in many specialities and has chosen to focus on working in a domiciliary capacity within the NHS. The areas in which she has extensive experience of treating, incl ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Prity is a senior physiotherapist with over 13 years of experience as a physiotherapist. She has experience of working in the NHS as well as the private sector. Prity holds a Masters’ degree in musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic rehabilitation. She also has experience and interest in Neurological rehabilitation. She is an AACP qualified acupuncturist an ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Caroline is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. She graduated from Glasgow University with a Bsc in Anatomy and Physiology in 2007 before studying Physiotherapy as a Masters degree at Glasgow Caledonian University until January 2011. Soon after graduating she joined a leading sports injury clini ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Angela qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 from St Mary’s Hospital, London. She commenced her career in the NHS before returning to study and completing a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Glasgow University in 1997. She then began working in private practice, initially in private hospitals in London, specialising in musculoskele ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Suchit completed his Bachelors’ degree in Physiotherapy in Belgaum, India in 2000. He worked for two years in India, primarily in the earthquake affected area of Gujrat and gained extensive experience of managing complex orthopaedic conditions including spinal cord injuries and post-amputee rehabilitation. This inspired Suchit to work towards a MSC i ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Pepi qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1996 with a degree in Physiotherapy from the Medical University Medical College Plovdiv Bulgaria. After working for 1 year in Medical University Hospital as rotational Physiotherapist, she moved to Greece where she worked as a Physiotherapist in a private OrthopaedicHospital and MSK OP Clinic in Larissa for 3 year ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Aliya qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 from King’s College London. She started her career in the NHS where she gained a wide variety of experience, with more focus in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has completed her APPI Matwork 1 training as well as Ante- and Post-Natal pilates training. Since having children her ...

Services

View Therapist
Chartered Physiotherapist Pietro graduated in Italy obtaining a first class honours in Physiotherapy where he started his career working as an outpatient physiotherapist providing treatments to neurological and orthopaedic patients with sub-acute and chronic conditions. After moving to the UK Pietro gained experience in both the NHS and private sector as physiotherapist in s ...

Services

View Therapist