Acupuncture (Dry Needling) Surrey
Western Medical Acupuncture (Dry needling) uses the same needles and sometimes the same points as traditional Chinese medicine, but it differs in its assessment, diagnosis and understanding of how it works.
It is an adaption of Chinese acupuncture that uses the up-to-date knowledge of anatomy and physiology combines with the current understanding of pathology and Western evidence-based medicine principles.
Dry needling no longer relies on the principles of Chinese medicine, such as the flow of Qi, five elements or the balancing of yin/yang.
It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system to aid with pain relief and is used predominantly to treat muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint pain, including what is referred to as trigger points. Unlike traditional Chinese acupuncture, we place the needles at or near the site of the pain rather than at the extremities.
Our Osteopath has undergone training with the British Medical Acupuncture Society, which is considered the gold standard for dry needling training.
The initial training covers specific acupuncture and muscular trigger points, anatomy and physiology and the most recent evidence. We have also done training for back pain, headaches, and electro acupuncture.
Here at Arc Osteopathy, we use acupuncture alongside traditional osteopathic techniques and osteopathic diagnosis. We find it works particularly well in:
- treatment of acute pain
- reduction of muscle spasms
- pain at the lower back, including the sacroiliac joints
- treatment of headaches
As you would expect of a regulated healthcare professional, our professional indemnity insurance covers us to provide acupuncture within an osteopathic appointment.
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Alan and the team are wonderful. Have been a patient here for 2 years and followed them through both sites. The place is clean, am treated with a smile and care and always come out happy and feeling a few years younger. I would have no reservation recommending Arc Osteopathy for anyone looking for an Osteopath in Croydon.
Alan is a very friendly, professional & knowledgeable osteopath. In my case, my neck was feeling much better after the first (same day) appointment and back to normal after a second appointment a week later. Alan also provided video exercises to improve my condition. I will highly recommend the services of Arc Osteopathy! Thank you, Alan!
Early last year I was having terrible pain in one of my knees and could barely walk. Over a number of months Alan treated me and showed me what exercises to do and what to avoid. I am now signed off from treatment and enjoying doing everything I did before and more. Thanks to Alan.
I met Alan in 2013 when I had bruises my ribs. Thanks to him, I was able to climb to the top of Mount Kinabalu in South East Asia two months later. Since then, I swear by him. I cannot recommend him enough. I drive an hour each way to see him for a 30 min session. He is the best osteopath in London.
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