Acupuncture is effective in reducing the pain which often accompanies your bodies attempt to hold you still to avoid further injury, or as a result of working too hard to compensate for other areas of stiffness.
Osteopathy is employed to create a more balanced physical structure by first assessing what’s not ‘working’ with our musculo-skeletal system and then restoring mobility with a range of gentle hands-on techniques.
Finally, all those improvements must be preserved and increased by individual exercise programs which will include stretching tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles and getting stiff areas of the body beginning to move again. Together these approached tackle back pain and other muculo skeletal problems.
- Neck pain and stiffness, cervicogenic headaches – consider using acupuncture
- Back pain, lumbago, sciatica, slipped disc, facet joint pain, ‘torn’ muscles – often helped with osteopathy
- Upper Limb, Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder; elbow, wrist and finger pain, tingling, stiffness – usually addressed with a combination of osteopathy and acupuncture
- Lower Limb, Hip pain and stiffness; knee, ankle and toe joint pain, tingling, stiffness – usually addressed with a combination of osteopathy and acupuncture
- Pins and needles, pain, stiffness, heaviness and aching, swollen joints, numbness and tingling – consider using acupuncture