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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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    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).

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    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

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    Jean Reverdy

    Great Physio. Adele is very knowledgeable and helpful. She knew exactly where the pain was and was able to fix it. Everyone is very friendly. It's definitely worth a visit if you have any sort of pain!

    Rebecca Nakhle

    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!

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    338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

    0203 322 9455

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    0203 322 9455 | 338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS