What treatments are available?
To function at its best a body needs harmony and fluidity and an osteopath is trained to locate the areas that may limit this expression. This may be as a result of postural imbalances, poor work stations, illness, injuries, stress, wear and tear or limiting beliefs.
An osteopath will try to locate the cause of the complaint and then treat to alleviate the pain or discomfort. This is done using a variety of techniques, massage, stretching, articulation, joint manipulation or a cranial sacral approach. All with the aim of relieving muscle tension and improving balance which will enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and help your body’s own healing mechanisms.Advice on posture and exercise will be provided to help aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
The Acupuncturist will take a full medical history, to ascertain the flow of energy, pulses may be examined as well as looking at the tongue. Their skill lies in their ability to make a traditional diagnosis from what is often a complex pattern of disharmony. The exact pattern and degree of disharmony is unique to each individual so each person will receive a personalised treatment plan.
Patients will be asked to remove their outer garments before each treatment so the acupuncturist can quickly and easily locate points which may be on any part of the body or limbs. They will then have very fine needles inserted either near the area of pain or sometimes at a distance from it. The needles are so fine it is almost impossible to feel pain on insertion, however, when the acupuncture point is stimulated you will feel a slight tugging, pulling or cramping sensation.