Our highly experienced chiropractor, Melanie Cutting, has qualifications in Medical Acupuncture.
Melanie is trained in the Dr Nielsen Technique. This is clinical treatment concept that is fully developed and highly effective. It has been researched and developed by Dr B Nielsen based upon a combination of extensive clinical experience. This has included more than 10,000 clinical treatments and the most recent medical science.
Melanie is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Stand alone Acupuncture treatment or combined with Chiropractic treatment?
Acupuncture treatment is offered as a stand alone tretment at our clinic or it can be combined with chiropractic treatment. Melanie is happy to discuss the best treatment options for you.
Western Medical Acupuncture and how it works
Western medical acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture and involves inserting needles into the body. However, it has been adapted to take in current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Practitioners of western medical acupuncture regard it as part of conventional medicine rather than a complete “alternative medical system” and as such they do not adhere to some of the concepts of Chinese acupuncture such as Yin/Yang and circulation of qi.
Helping us to understand how acupuncture works is a great deal of Western scientific research undertaken into pain. It is thought that acupuncture causes the release of natural pain-killing chemicals in our bodies helping to relieve pain locally.