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Stress Relief Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the insertion of fine needles into points of the body, face and ears. In TCM pain and disease is believed to be caused by a blockage in the flow of energy (Qi) along meridians in the body. Inserting needles into certain points along these meridians frees up that blockage in the flow of Qi, thus reducing pain or alleviating the symptoms of a disease.

In Western medicine we know that the needle insertion stimulates the brain to release endorphins and serotonin. These brain chemicals increase relaxation, improve mood, aid sleep and promote a general sense of wellbeing.

Acupuncture also increases blood flow into tense and painful muscles and is very useful to reduce muscle pain and tension.

An acupuncture treatment can be very relaxing and create a greater sense of wellbeing. There is a small amount of discomfort with the needle insertion, after which there should be minimal to no pain.

There can be a slight bruised feeling where the needle was inserted that can last for up to 24 hours, but that sensation will pass.

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    At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!


    Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

    Benefits of Stress Relief Acupuncture…

    What can I expect?

    You will have needles inserted in to various point in the body. Typically this includes the hands and feet, the shoulders, neck and throughout the upper and lower back. Points in the face and ears can also be used. After the needles insertion you can relax. Periodically the needles may be stimulated, which can cause a little discomfort, however, this does improve the treatment effect.

    How long is a treatment?

    You have two options. You can chose a 30 minute acupuncture session for stress relief , or you can chose an hour where there will also be some soft tissue massage and cupping and the application of hot packs. This is a very relaxing treatment that can promote a deep relaxed state. Take care to drink water after this session and you may need to take extra care if you plan to drive home

    Are there any side effects?

    The only side effects are that the treatment can be slightly painful and that sometimes the needles can cause very small bruises. The needles are sterile single use needles and are disposed of in sharps bins that are incinerated.

    How long is a treatment?

    Your acupuncturist is suitably trained to perform this type of acupuncture and a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapy (AACP). They are suitably insured to perform acupuncture covered by Balens and the AACP / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

    Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

    Marina Williams

    These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

    Gerry Sweetland

    Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

    Jean Reverdy

    Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

    ~ Nick Outlaw

    I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

    Vanessa Harriss

    Meet The Team


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    Francesca Barosso


    Osteopath & Women's
    Health Specialist

    Francesca Barosso


    Massage Therapist


    Chartered Physiotherapist
    & Massage Therapist


    Chartered Physiotherapist
    & Nutritional Therapist 

    Francesca Barosso


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    Francesca Barosso


    Clinical Administrator
    & Receptionist

    Francesca Barosso


    Clinical Administrator
    & Receptionist

    Francesca Barosso


    Clinical Administrator
    & Receptionist

    Clinic Address

    338 Old York Road,
    SW18 1SS

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    Cancellation Policy

    Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
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    Opening Hours

    Monday 08:00 - 20:30
    Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
    Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
    Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
    Friday 08:00 - 20:30
    Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
    Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


    338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

    0203 322 9455

    Open 7 Days