Acupuncture is a treatment designed to relieve pain, derived from Ancient Chinese medicine. Your practitioner will insert a number of fine needles into your body, leading to the therapeutic release of pain. In the western medical tradition acupuncture is usually considered a complementary or alternative form of medicine.
When the needles are inserted you will not feel pain, as they are extremely thin. But they will stimulate your nerves, encouraging your body to produce natural substances including pain-relieving endorphins.
It is likely that it is these naturally occurring substances that are responsible for any pain relief you experience after undergoing the acupuncture treatment. Undergoing a course of acupuncture, as opposed to a single treatment, is usually most effective at producing pain relief.
The traditional ideas that surround acupuncture are rooted in the belief that an energy known as Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) flows through the body in channels called meridians. Qi is said to be a life force containing healing properties.
Practitioners of acupuncture use the technique to treat a wide range of health conditions. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides helpful guidelines for the use of acupuncture in the care of patients.
Consult with your doctor for advice before undergoing a course of acupuncture.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Acupuncture treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding Acupuncture or to book an initial consultation.
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