The First Choice for Acupuncture Liverpool Therapy
Acupuncture therapy in Liverpool is a great way to treat a variety of physical ailments in a way that is safe, natural, and painless.
Based on an ancient traditional Chinese therapy, the treatment works by stimulating key points on the body known as pressure points, to re-balance the flow of energy and alleviate pain or discomfort. This stimulation is often done with needles lightly penetrating the skin, and the patient will often rest for a short period of time whilst relaxing music is played.
Over a series of treatments, acupuncture is said to have at least a modest effect on pain and nausea. It is used often to treat a large number of problems such as:
• back pain
• morning sickness
• thyroid disease
• severe migraines.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Dating back almost millennia ago, acupuncture was founded on the premise that the body is reliant on a flow of energy – named qi or chi – which if disrupted, can lead to disease or discomfort. Needles are used to stimulate various pressure points on the skin, to encourage the chi to flow freely and bring healing to the body.
Today, more and more doctors are accepting the practice of acupuncture as a credible therapy with which to treat many ailments, both common and those more difficult to treat. There has been some discrepancy in the past about whether the positive results from acupuncture are from the treatment itself or from the lifestyle changes that often go hand in hand with acupuncture therapy. However, doctors have concluded that the difference between true and ‘sham’ acupuncture is so great that it cannot simply be down to a placebo effect.
How can I Prepare for a Liverpool Acupuncture Therapy?
For your first acupuncture session, it may be helpful to book a session when you have nothing else planned before or afterwards. This will help to set you at ease and not worry about your appointment running over
To make every acupuncture treatment as comfortable as possible, try to stick to these handy tips:
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine, including that found in fizzy drinks and chocolate. This can increase your heart rate, making it harder for your acupuncturist to find your pulse.
• Eat light beforehand. You may be asked to lie on your stomach during the procedure, and eating a large meal may also change the rate of your pulse.
• Wear loose clothing so you can feel as comfortable as possible and make it easier for your acupuncturist to reach all of the necessary pressure points.
And now for the big question: “Does acupuncture hurt?”
The answer is no! Acupuncture is quick, clean, painless and bloodless. The needles used are very fine – even thinner than those used for injections. After insertion the acupuncturist will rotate the needle to “draw” or “disperse” the chi. Needles may be left in place for up to an hour. All needles that are used are one use only and are disposable.
Liverpool Osteopathic Clinics is also able to provide receipts to claim back the cost of acupuncture treatment with most insurers such as Medicash, Simply Health and Health Shields.