Acupuncture is an effective use of pain relief, it stimulates the body’s own healing and pain relieving chemicals (endorphins) in order to promote repair and rehabilitation.
Pre-sterilised, disposable needles are positioned over specific acupuncture points. The points are chosen specifically for the patient and the condition. Around 10 needles may be used in one session. They are left in place for approximately 20 minutes before being removed.
Acupuncture is not painful but patients may be aware of some needles as they pierce the skin. Most patients find the experience to be surprisingly relaxing and effective.