Amongst the many forms of treatment that we offer to patients Acupuncture is possibly the least understood but you may be surprised to learn that there is now significant research evidence to support its use and it is the only ‘complimentary therapy’ proven effective enough to be supported by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Such is the regard in which the practice is held many Physiotherapists choose to complete post-graduate studies in the subject and become members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Often used in conjunction with other clinical methods, the treatment involves the insertion of extremely fine sterile needles at certain points of the body and it is particularly effective in cases of lower back pain, neck and knee pain. Acupuncture can also be effective at treating other more wide-ranging health conditions and our Acupuncture Specialist Physiotherapist Camilla McQuade has an excellent reputation and expertise gained through her acupuncture degree and many years experience.
Here at Bevan Wilson our specialists guide patients new to acupuncture through a process of treatments, the effects of which are cumulative and there are very few reported side effects. Patients are often referred to us by their GP or primary healthcare provider and of course, as with any of our services we are always delighted to offer advice and information ahead of any treatment.
More information about the use of Acupuncture in Physiotherapy can be found on the website of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) or our Governing Body, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).