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Medical Acupuncture (Dry needling)

Medical acupuncture is a westernised version of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It is used to help reduce pain and inflammation by inserting sterile needles into "trigger points" in the muscle. Shane is trained in this technique and uses it regularly with a wide variety of complaints. He will often use it alongside some massage or manipulation techniques if the patient wishes to receive it. 

"I have back pain- will acupuncture help?"

Acupuncture is a technique that can help a wide variety of spinal pains and complaints. It is particularly useful for those with chronic pains and muscular irritations due to stresses and strains on the body. 

1. Trigger point therapy

Trigger points are painful taut bands of muscle that can refer pain elsewhere in the body when pressed. Acupuncture can help to ease these trigger points when done correctly. Shane uses these principles as part of his medical acupuncture technique. 

2. Inflammation reduction

Acupuncture can decrease inflammation near the site of injury and also systemically (throughout the body) which can have a knock on effect on pain. 


3. Stress reduction

Some people find acupuncture to be extremely relaxing. People are often tired after treatment due to the decrease in stress hormones in the body. This can have a knock on effect on pain. 

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Should I have acupuncture for my complaint?

You will need a consultation in order to obtain a diagnosis. This will help us to establish the right treatment options for you. It is likely that acupuncture will help as it has a strong therapeutic effect for most spinal complaints. Shane will make his suggestions based upon your presentation and you may choose what you think will suit you best. 

Do you do other treatments alongside acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a tool within a larger tool box of possible treatments that may help you. See the treatment options page to see what other options there are. More info...

Do you help with other non-spinal complaints?

Shane is a spinal specialist so tends to only see back, neck and hip complaints. If you have another complaint- give Shane a call directly and discuss your complaint to see if he can help. 


How long do treatments last?

Treatments range between 15-30 minutes. 

How much does treatment cost?

Consultation is £29. First treatment is an additional £47. Follow up sessions are £37


Why are you more expensive than a traditional acupuncturist?


The small additional cost pays for the additional expertise in diagnosis and examination. You will have specific treatment that can be supplemented with other techniques, if necessary. It took Shane 5 years of study to become a Chiropractor and many more years additional to that in Continuous Professional Development. You can trust that when you see Shane, you will be receiving a very high standard of care. 

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