The Varney Practice
Trigger Point Needling
Trigger Point Needling
A range of acupuncture treatments to compliment physiotherapy and reduce recovery times

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine, having been used for over 3,000 years in China. There are a variety of different acupuncture methods available today to therapists. At the Varney Practice one of our qualified therapists will choose which type of acupuncture is most appropriate for you. It does not work for everybody and every condition but positive results are frequently observed with a number of conditions. Over time, evolving evidence based research has proven the benefits of acupuncture in treating symptoms associated with musculoskeletal impairment.

Acupuncture Treatments

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Trigger Point Needling IMS (Intra-Muscular Stimulation) TCM (Traditional Acupuncture) Electro Acupuncture

The treatment

Before treatment it helps to have eaten something light.

During the course of treatment, small, fine needles are inserted into the skin.  The needles are sterile and for single use only.  Depending on the type of acupuncture they may only be in for a few seconds or left in place for 10–30 minutes.

After treatment, most people are fine to drive but if you feel tired, it is then advised not to travel long distances.

What to expect

When inserted, the fine needles give rise to a temporary mild discomfort; occasionally a more intense sensation is experienced.  It is unlikely, but if you feel light headed, nauseous or clammy during treatment you should inform the physiotherapist.

After acupuncture you can continue to carry on with your normal activities.  You may feel a little tired after acupuncture so it may be wise to not over exert yourself.

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