Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.

Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body.

This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It's likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.

A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines for the use of acupuncture. They currently recommend considering acupuncture for: 

  •  Chronic tension type headaches

  • Migraines 

Acupuncture is also widely used for chronic pain resulting from other musculoskeletal conditions. ​

Alex Does not currently offer acupuncture for addiction or fertility. if you are unsure if acupuncture is suitable for you, please get in contact before booking.