Leyburn Physiotherapy Practice is registered for the provision of Acupuncture by Richmondshire District Council. Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the body. It is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). This means that acupuncture is different in important ways from treatments that are part of conventional western medicine. Currently, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for lower back pain. NICE makes this recommendation on the basis of scientific evidence. Read the NICE 2009 guidelines on low back pain (PDF, 980kb).
Many people find acupuncture to be effective in the management of pain, as well as, in the management of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, hay fever and allergic rhinitis. NICE recommends acupuncture in the management of some conditions.
Hot Flush Clinics
Group ear acupuncture for menopausal symptoms. Hot flushes and sweats may considerable improve or be eradicated for some people.
Use of acupuncture and/or hypnosis to support your willpower when deciding to stop smoking.
As seen on '10 Years Younger' and 'How to Stay Young', using every small acupuncture needles can improve the look and feel of skin without the use of toxic drugs, such as Botox.