PhysioMotive: How Acupuncture Can Help Your Injury
20th June 2023
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Emily Smith is one of the physiotherapists at Physio Motive. She’s also qualified with an internationally recognised Diploma in Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture. In this article, we explain a bit more about the treatment, what to expect and what sorts of injuries it can help.

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In today's fast-paced world, many people suffer from various forms of pain and discomfort. Whether it's a nagging neck or back pain, tendinopathies, or even osteoarthritis, finding relief can often be a challenge. However, one alternative therapy that has gained popularity for its potential benefits is acupuncture. As a practitioner, Emily has witnessed firsthand the transformative effects of this ancient practice.


Targeted Areas and Conditions


Acupuncture can effectively address a wide range of ailments, with neck and back pain/tightness being among the most common areas of treatment. The gentle insertion of thin needles at specific points stimulates the body's natural healing response, helping to relieve tension and reduce pain. Similarly, conditions like tennis elbow and Achilles tendinopathies have shown positive outcomes through acupuncture, offering individuals a non-invasive alternative to traditional treatments. Moreover, for those suffering from osteoarthritis, acupuncture can provide much-needed pain relief, enhancing the overall quality of life.


Holistic Approach to Treatment


An acupuncture session typically begins with a thorough assessment to determine the appropriateness of the treatment for each individual. This assessment involves gaining a detailed history of the issue or condition that requires attention. It's important to note that acupuncture is rarely used as a standalone treatment. For optimal results, a holistic approach is taken, combining other hands-on therapies and a tailored home exercise program. This comprehensive approach aims to address the underlying causes of discomfort while promoting overall well-being.


Considerations and Precautions


While acupuncture is generally safe, there are certain precautions that need to be taken into account. Individuals with clotting disorders, compromised immune systems, diabetes, epilepsy, or those who are pregnant should exercise caution. Additionally, certain medications may interact with acupuncture, and it's crucial to discuss these details during the initial assessment. By thoroughly screening each client, we ensure that acupuncture is administered safely and effectively.


Results and Frequency of Treatment


One of the most common questions about acupuncture is regarding the timeline for experiencing its benefits. While some individuals may feel positive changes after their first treatment, it is recommended to undergo at least four sessions to assess the individual response. Results can vary significantly between individuals, and consistency is key to achieving long-lasting relief. Once symptoms are under control, acupuncture can be used as a "top-up" treatment on an ad hoc basis.


Session Details and Cost


Each acupuncture session is carried out within a 30-minute timeframe to ensure a comprehensive assessment and treatment process. The duration that the needles are left in place can vary depending on the specific condition and the individual's response. It is important to note that acupuncture sessions include a thorough assessment, and the costs are the same as our physiotherapy sessions, currently priced at £35 for 30 minutes. Regarding health insurance coverage, it is advisable to consult with your provider to determine the extent of coverage for acupuncture treatments.



Acupuncture is a powerful and natural therapy that can provide relief for a wide range of conditions, including neck and back pain, tendinopathies, and osteoarthritis. if you're seeking a non-invasive alternative for your ailments, acupuncture might be the answer you've been looking for.


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Penny W

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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens

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