What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine which has been used for over 300 years and originated in China. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites around the body for therapeutic and preventative purposes.

Acupuncture can be used as a single therapy or used as part of a treatment when felt necessary by the therapist. Acupuncture stimulates the sensory nerves under the skin and into the muscles and soft tissues. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain relieving endorphins which helps to reduce pain and relax the tissues.

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy or 'life force' flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi, which is pronounced as “chee”. Practitioners that adhere to traditional chinese medicie believe that when the Qi cannot flow freely throughout the body or a channel becomes blocked, this can cause injury or illness. So, restoring the flow of Qi by strategically inserting needles throughout the body is said to restore health.

What is Acupuncture used for?

  • Chronic tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain for example: Long term back or neck pain.
  • Joint pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Used pre-massage to loosen tight muscles.

Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Helps reduce headaches and migraines
  • Improves Chronic Pain including: Back, neck, knee or arthritis pain.
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Minimal to no pain.
  • Increases blood flow to the area that is inserted allowing fresh oxygenated blood full of nutrients to aid with the healing process.

Some patients may experience some side effects of treatment, however your therapist will explain these in detail on appointment and take an in depth history to ensure Acupuncture is the right treatment choice for your complaint.

Our Services

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A wide range of treatments including Injury Assessment, Sports Massage & Therapy, Manual & Soft Tissue Therapy, Strapping & Taping and Injury Rehab.

The Team

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Monique has a 1st Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy. Alex is an osteopath with a strong background in sports, health and fitness.

Make a Booking

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You can book your appointment online or if you would prefer to discuss your treatment with one of the team first, please call on 01843 867195.

Prices & Opening

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Our straight forward pricelist has a initial assessment costing £40 at our clinic which is open 5 days a week with flexible opening times to suit your schedule.

For more information about the services that we provide, please feel free to contact us on 01843 867195.

Contact Details

Phone: 01843 867195

Thanet Wanderers RUFC
St Peters Recreation Ground
Callis Court Road
Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AE

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