Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Our Therapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.
Our Physiotherapists are ‘Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists’ (AACP) members and combine some traditional principles with scientific evidence as a means of reducing pain and promoting healing, always with the aim of enhancing treatments such as exercise and rehabilitation techniques to promote recovery and improve quality of life. Our Osteopaths are members of the British Medical Acupuncture Association (BMAS) and use needling in the same way
Why Use an AACP Member?
Chartered physiotherapists work in close conjunction with general practitioners, consultants and other healthcare professionals. Those who practise acupuncture must attain a 3 or 4 year degree in Western medicine before embarking on acupuncture training at a postgraduate level.
AACP members are Statutory Regulated Health Professionals as they are members of the Health Professionals Council (HPC)
Chartered physiotherapists are bound by a strict professional and ethical code of practice. The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) requires its members to undergo a minimum of 80 hours of acupuncture training. Members of AACP are required to keep up with a stated minimum number of hours of continuing professional development each year in order to remain on the register.All AACP members have approved training in acupuncture for pain relief.