Medical Acupuncture Patient Information


Osteopath Anand Aggarwal is our in house medical acupuncturist here at the Orchard Clinic, he is a registered member of the British Medical  Acupuncture Society (BMAS).

The following information is taken from the British Medical Acupuncture website www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

What sort of conditions respond to acupuncture?

Acupuncture is effective in a range of painful conditions and is commonly used for short-term relief of chronic low back pain and neck pain and can help with the management of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. There is good evidence that it is effective in the short term relief of tension type headaches and migraine and of temporary joint pain.

The list is limited by the current rules governing advertising and how they are interpreted. If you have a qustion about the possible role of acupuncture in a specific medical condition please contact the clinic for advice.
     

What is involved in having medical acupuncture?

Every patient will have an initial assessment, followed by a course of treatment suitable for the condition. Treatment is usually provided in six consecutive appointments but may be less if the condition responds quickly. However, if the practitioner feels that your condition cannot be treated with acupuncture, you will be recommended to see your GP or appropriate specialist.
 
The treatment itself involves fine needles being inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. The number of needles varies but may be only two or three.
 

Who will give the medical acupuncture treatment ?

All BMAS acupuncturists are regulated healthcare professionals, who have also undertaken additional training in Western Medical Acupuncture. Many of them are GP's although increasing numbers come from other healthcare professions such as our Osteopath, Anand Aggarwal.
 
BMAS members work within the scope of their primary profession, and are able to use their orthodox healthcare training to assess and safely treat a variety of conditions that are suitable for acupuncture.
 
Acupuncturist Newton Ho, member of the British Acupuncture Society offers traditional acupuncture treatment to patients here at the Orchard Clinic. Please click on the link to see how treatment can help you.page.php?article=726&name=Traditional+Acupuncture
 
 
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