What is acupuncture and why we use it
At Swansea Body Kinetics we are trained in Western Medical Acupuncture. This system of acupuncture has evolved from Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but is quite different.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is an alternative system of medicine that is based on blocked energy (known as “qi” in Chinese Acupuncture), whereas medical acupuncture is used more as a tool in conjunction with other established health professions, in our case, osteopathy.
Western Medical Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system and increasing blood flow to the problematic tissue.
The practitioners at Swansea Body Kinetics mainly use acupuncture to help relief of muscular trigger points (tight bits of muscle tissue that can refer pain!). We find that medical acupuncture is a great adjunct to our osteopathic treatment, but can also be fantastic on its own, especially for patients in acute pain.
How Acupuncture can help
Osteopathic treatment is specific to you as an individual. It aims to deal with the origin of your pain rather than just covering up the symptoms.
After an initial consultation to determine the root cause of your problem, we use a variety of techniques that aim to resolve the initial cause and to tackle any other factors that may be causing your symptoms.
What is involved
Treatment involves manipulation, massage and articulation (gentle movement) of the joints to release restrictions, to decrease excessive muscular tightness or spasm and to encourage good movement and function of the joints involved. This promotes the healing and health of the problematic area by ensuring adequate blood supply, drainage and movement.
An initial consultation is one and a half hours. Treatment sessions are 45 minutes.
Depending on your condition, these may range from one session, a few sessions or sometimes even a bit more. We will always discuss this with you in detail.
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Great treatment, works wonders for any niggles or problems I have. My shoulders needed a fair bit of work due to general tightness and years of neglect. within two treatments the difference has been significant when testing and retesting but the difference how I felt lifting was huge. Very precise and knowledgeable in treating to the root of the issue and correcting it, very professional and super friendly. Going to be getting treatments on a monthly basis to keep me moving well.
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