Acupuncture involves inserting small needles into various points (“acupoints”) in the body to stimulate nerve impulses. It is based on the idea of ‘qi’ (vital energy) which is said to travel around the body along ‘meridians’ which the acupuncture points affect. It affects nerve impulses and the central nervous system. Acupuncture has been widely used for pain relief in many western countries.
Acupuncture is different to dry needling. Acupuncture utilises the whole body systems rather than just “trigger points”.
Our acupuncturist, Elsa Udney, has special interests in chronic pain management, stress minimisation, sleep restoration and increasing mobility.