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Western Medical Acupuncture

Western medical acupuncture is a derivative of Chinese acupuncture involving the insertion of fine needles. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. It increases the body's 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. (British Medical Acupuncture Society, 2010).

Gemma incorporates Western Medical Acupuncture within Osteopathic Treatments, especially for myofascial trigger point pain and headaches. Your consent will always be gained before using acupuncture. It is not a problem if you don’t want it as part of your treatment plan.

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