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Acupuncture Myth #3 I’ll be covered in plasters!

Acupuncture Myth I’ll be covered in plasters after my acupuncture session Reality Very rarely do you bleed after having acupuncture – the needles are so fine and your skin is so elastic, the point where the needle has been closes up with no need for a...

Acupuncture Awareness Week Myth 1 ‘Acupuncture is painful’

This week is acupuncture awareness week and so we’re dispelling some commonly held myths about this treatment technique. Myth Acupuncture treatment is painful Reality Acupuncture isn’t always completely pain-free, but it’s not as bad as you might...

Acupuncture Myth #4 – It’s all in the mind

Myth: Acupuncture is psychological. It doesn’t really do anything. Fact: The effects of acupuncture are far from psychological. Studies show that during acupuncture, the brain releases chemicals such as endorphins (natural painkillers) into circulation. Acupuncture...

Acupuncture Awareness Week – Getting To The Point

This week is acupuncture awareness week – but what is acupuncture and how does it work? In this article, we take a look at some common ways acupuncture is used in physiotherapy. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy which involves inserting...