Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture after a proper medical diagnosis. It is based on scientific evidence that shows the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue.
This results in the body producing pain-relieving substances, such as endorphins. It is likely these substances are responsible for any beneficial effects seen with this form of acupuncture.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or “life force”, flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi
Chartered Physiotherapists work in close conjunction with GP’s, Consultants and other Health Care professions. They have undergone a 3 or 4 year degree in Western medicine before embarking on further acupuncture training at post graduate level.
Chartered Physiotherapists are bound by a strict professional and ethical code. The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists has an additional strict code of practice. Members of the AACP are required to keep up with a stated minimum number of training hours per year in order to remain on the register.
You are therefore assured of safe and effective treatment with a member of the AACP
AACP members are in a unique position to combine Acupuncture with other treatment methods:
- Muscle Re-education
- Joint mobilisation
- Neurological Rehabilitation
All AACP members have approved training in Acupuncture for Pain Relief.
Advanced Members are able to offer the treatment of many conditions
Our Physiotherapy Clinic Services
The West Wimbledon Physiotherapy Clinic aims to provide a selection of services to maintain and enhance health and wellbeing. Although primarily a physiotherapy clinic, a range of other treatments are available.