Seeking painrelief without painkiller medication? Medical Acupunture and Dry needling could be the answer for you at AMI clinic Bedford
Being an Alternative medicine clinic, AMI clinic naturally wants to provide its patients with as many options as possible for their conditions.
Looking into the history of acupuncture; its universal success rates cannot be ignored, so our 2 resident chiropractors decided to further their own education and resources to provide another path to healing for the patients. Having done their CPD (Continued professional development) they can now provide Medical Acupuncture and Dry needling.
To understand any concept, you must ask the fundamental questions.
First is to understand the difference between Traditional Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture and Dry needling.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on the belief that it can restore the flow of Qi, an energy that flows through your body, while western medical acupuncture is evidence-based and is only administered after a full diagnosis.
Whereas Dry needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle "trigger points", fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc.). The result of dry needling is pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen are widely used to treat pain and don’t require a prescription. But recent studies suggest that when taken regularly, these medicines can have serious side effects. They’ve been linked to kidney, bone, hearing and cardiovascular problems—including, most recently, an increased risk of heart attack.
Acupuncture is a very effective complement or alternative to prescription painkillers because it helps reduce pain using the body's own natural processes without any of the unpleasant side-effects. Medication doesn't always work for everyone, or the side-effects, such as difficulty concentrating, nausea, slow digestion, headaches or irritability, may be hard for some people to tolerate. When painkillers are used, acupuncture can help relieve the discomfort of potential side-effects.
It's important to remember that acupuncture helps the body naturally heal itself and that healing is a process. Acupuncture can help enhance and even accelerate the healing process. So while it may take some time to heal, in most cases patients actually begin to feel pain relief during the first visit.
How frequently a person should receive acupuncture treatment depends on their level and type of pain. In most cases, you will begin to feel better from the first treatment. For minor aches and pains that come and go, or for injuries that aren't severe, three or four once-a-week treatments are usually enough to get substantial relief. If the injury is more severe or the pain is intense it is recommended to get treatment twice a week.
The effects of treatment are cumulative, which means the physical and nonphysical benefits of each treatment increase as you go along. In addition to pain relief, acupuncture patients commonly notice an improvement in their mood and feeling more at ease overall after just a few treatments.
If you want to give Medical Acupuncture or Dry Needling a go feel free to contact us at www.amiclinics.co.uk or call us at 01234 0307565
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