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Acupuncture Services in Kent: Effective Therapy for Pain Relief

We use acupuncture alongside other therapies to manage pain and inflammation, and to encourage the body’s own natural healing process. It is a cornerstone of traditional medicine and is among the oldest healing practices in the world.

For all the different parts of your body to work together, there are several systems that need to be healthy and aligned. Acupuncture is one method that works to restore the body back to health through self-repair. It can offer highly effective pain relief in certain parts of the body and can be used for sports injuries, joint pain, repetitive strain injuries and in specific muscles following trauma.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy often used alongside other treatments. It involves the use of sterile needles to stimulate energy in the human body and is a relaxing and gentle treatment. The needles stimulate your flow of energy (known as Qi) that circulates within the body, connecting the superficial layers of the body and the skin with the deeper tissues and organs.

What to expect

During acupuncture, we place needles in specific points in the body, depending on where your pain is, to stimulate energy flow in that area and encourage natural healing. During the procedure, you will lie or sit comfortably, as relaxed as possible, and the needles are inserted quickly and painlessly by hand. You may feel a tingling sensation which is pleasant, rather than uncomfortable.

How can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture helps you by correcting any imbalances and interruptions to your energy flow, such as those caused by injury, that lead to pain and inflammation. By freeing these blockages, energy can flow again, reducing pain and inflammation.