Medical Acupuncture can also be known as Dry Needling. Acupuncture is the process of affecting muscle and fascia through needles of which normal soft tissue therapy may not work. LIVEWELL Health offer Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling).
This service is primarily in Birmingham and across the West Midlands but are looking to expand this service across the UK in line with our current UK wide coverage.
First, let us explain what the difference is between Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and has been around for thousands of years, and there are many approaches to learning and practising it. Acupuncture can be varied in its uses from Muscular Issues through to psychological issues. It can help people with issues around Stress, anxiety, fertility, ibs and much more and is usually practice by someone who has had 3 years study in the subject. Acupuncture can also be used with Electrodes, Heat and other attachments to get the best results. Medical Acupuncture however is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor or highly trained practitioner such as Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor or Sports Therapist who has been trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a speciality practice.
As such Medical Acupuncture usually incorporates a range of other soft tissue techniques aside from Needling to effect change and aid in the recovery process of a musculoskeletal injury and is therefore more specifically focused rather than used on large areas of the body.