A holistic approach to musculoskeletal treatment.
TRADITIONAL HEALING FOR THE
PAINS OF MODERN LIFE
ACUPUNCTURE AT WEST 1 PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PILATES
Acupuncture has long been part of the landscape in natural medicine, but there are still many people who are uncertain about its benefits. The fact is there’s a lot of sound research to show that acupuncture can be a great asset for physiotherapists treating pain and inflammation.
While physiotherapy is more concerned with the physical science of using exercise and manipulation to help move patients to a pain-free state, there’s a great deal of evidence to show that acupuncture can help to manage the way we respond to pain.
EFFECTIVE IN PAIN MANAGEMENT
Using specific points on the body, acupuncture stimulates the brain and spinal cord and this in turn promotes the production of the body’s naturally-occurring chemicals: endorphins, which relieve pain; melatonin, which aids sleep; and serotonin, which improves well-being.
Used as part of a physiotherapy ‘toolkit’ in patient care, acupuncture can be a really effective precursor to subsequent treatment. It promotes the healing process because the chemical responses it triggers naturally improve the body’s ability to self-repair. The result is an improved overall recovery time, allowing you to get back to enjoying life more quickly.
ACUPUNCTURE IS AN ASSET
IN YOUR TREATMENT.
At West 1 Physiotherapy and Pilates, we’re great advocates of the strategic and appropriate use of acupuncture to aid our physiotherapy treatments and we’re always eager to help people have a better understanding of this ancient approach to healing.
If you’d like to know more about how acupuncture is integrated into our practice and how it might benefit you on your journey to a pain-free life, we’d love to hear from you. Our Harley Street clinic is ideally suited for the West End, including Regent Street, Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street and Euston.
Effective in pain management
Relaxes deep and chronically tight muscles
Combined with Physiotherapy to create lasting result
Alleviates tension type headaches