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Acupuncture Treatment in Penrith

Back 2 Life Penrith is a business that uses acupuncture treatment as an adjunct to Osteopathy, throughout Penrith and surrounding areas. If you have aches or pains in your muscles, joints or bones then Back 2 Life can help.

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What is Acupuncture & how does it work?

The western adaptation of acupuncture involves puncturing the skin with needles to stimulate nerves. The body then released natural substances that can be pain-relieving endorphins and encourage the body to heal itself. A medium-long term course of acupuncture is much more beneficial than a one-off treatment.

Acupuncture is originated from traditional Chinese medicine practices roughly 3,000 years ago. It’s practised in lots of NHS GP practices and pain management clinics throughout the UK. The belief is the body is filled with energy, known as “Qi” (pronounced Chee), and acupuncture encourages the natural flow of its Qi. It’s also believed that the body has 2,000+ acupuncture points connected by pathways.

How it works

The Acupuncture Procedure

In the traditional method of acupuncture involving needles, there are 3 stages involved:

1

Needle Insertion

Very thin needles are inserted to different depths of your body causing little discomfort. Most people don't feel them at all. Typically, treatment includes between 5 - 20 needles.

2

Needle Manipulation

In some cases, your practitioner may twirl or gently move the needle or administer a limited amount of heat or electrical pulses. This will depend on the type of pain being addressed.

3

Needle Removal

The standard time for the needles to be in place is 10-15 minutes before they are removed. Again, most people don't feel them when they're being removed as they're so thin.

Why choose us

Qualified Acupuncturist in Penrith

This ancient method is considered a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). This tried and tested traditional method of treatment has lots of benefits:

Lowest Risk of Side Effects

Unlike pharmaceutical medicines and surgery - this form of treatment has few or no side effects to be concerned about.

Treat a Wide Range of Pains

Effective acupuncture can help manage chronic pain, migraines and aches very quickly.

Compliments Other Treatments

Is often used effectively with other forms of treatments to maximise the reduction in pain symptoms.

BESPOKE TREATMENT PLANS

Do You Struggle With The Following?

Chronic (Long-Term) Pain

Chronic pain can be developed for a range of reasons such as bad diet, genetics, ageing & lack of exercise. Acupuncture can be a good treatment to reduce pain symptoms.

Migraines

It's recommend up to 10 sessions over a period of 5 - 10 weeks to effectively treat migraines with acupuncture. If the migraines are severe, acupuncture can be used with pain relief.

Joint Pain

The treatment will stimulate nerves and release natural pain killers like endorphins which reduces joint pain symptoms. Depending on the severity of the pain, will effect the number of sessions required.