Western Medical Acupuncture

Western Medical Acupuncture at Warley Grange Health (a dual treatment of medical acupuncture alongside osteopathy)- provided by our registered osteopath*, for musculoskeletal pain (muscle and joint only)

Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It’s likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture. A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.


* Philip Ashcroft trained at The British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) in 2008, soon after qualifying as an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in 2007. Training for the Foundation Certificate at BMAS required postgraduate status in osteopathy/physiotherapy. Acupuncture is already available in most hospital pain clinics and is offered by an increasing number of GP practices. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a wide range of beneficial effects. It appears to increase the release of natural painkillers -endorphin and serotonin- in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received. 


Professional treatment fee – Osteopathy with medical acupuncture –    £70.00
Appointments for this treatment combination may be requested, and our osteopath will discuss whether this is the appropriate course for you to take.Osteopathy (with and without acupuncture) appointments are based around 50 minute slots, but can end sooner or may last longer according to the time required to complete the treatment. In exactly the same way as with your GP and dentist, the treatment time will always slightly vary. Advice, observations and rehabilitative exercises are key to the treatment and to a full recovery. 

What is the difference between Western Medical Acupuncture (dry needling) and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture?
Please refer to the explanation in the following article:-
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1136/aim.2008.000372?journalCode=aima

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