Acupuncture – The alternative medical system

Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.

While Western medical acupuncture has evolved from Chinese acupuncture, its practitioners no longer adhere to concepts such as Yin/Yang and circulation of qi, and regard acupuncture as part of conventional medicine rather than a complete “alternative medical system”. It acts mainly by stimulating various trigger points probably nerve fibres to release the bodys’ own opiods. Western medical acupuncture is principally used by conventional healthcare practitioners, most commonly in primary care.


Acupuncture treatment at our Clinic

Our highly experienced team of chiropractors, Arif Soomro and Paramjit Nandhra, have qualifications in Medical Acupuncture.

Arif is trained in the  Dr Nielsen Technique and in courses run by the British Medical Acupuncture Association. The Dr Nielsen Technique is a fully developed clinical treatment concept that is highly effective. It is researched and developed by Dr. B Nielsen based upon a combination of extensive clinical experience, including more than 10,000 clinical treatments and the most recent medical science.

Paramjit Nandhra is trained by the British Medical Acupuncture Society which believes that acupuncture has an important role to play in health care today and promotes the use of acupuncture as a therapy following orthodox medical diagnosis by suitably trained practitioners.

There is a great deal of Western scientific research into pain that has helped us understand how acupuncture might work. In particular, we know that acupuncture causes the release of natural pain-killing and healing chemicals within our bodies. In other words, acupuncture appears to help our bodies to heal themselves.

Arif and Paramjit are all members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.


Stand alone treatment or combined with chiropractic treatment

You can receive acupuncture treatment at Cliffs Clinic as a stand alone treatment or combine it with chiropractic treatment. Our qualified clinicians are happy to discuss the best treatment options for you. Be sure to ask them if Medical Acupuncture maybe of benefit to you.


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