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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is available as a treatment at both our Bolton and Whitefield clinics administered by our Lead Physiotherapist Richard Hulbert.

Acupuncture is one of the treatment options that may be recommended by your physiotherapist as part of an integrated approach to the management of your pain and/or inflammation.

Our physiotherapists base all their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence. The needles can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals. The most well known being endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being). These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief. Acupuncture can be used as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.

From Chinese origins…

Acupuncture forms part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This ancient system of medicine dates back as far as 1000 years BC and is based on a holistic concept of treatment. It regards ill health as a manifestation of imbalance in the body’s energy. Re-establishing a correct balance is the aim of TCM. Energy is referred to as Qi, (pronounced chee) and is described in terms of Yin energy (quiet and calm) and Yang energy (vigorous and exciting). They are complementary opposites and exist in a dynamic but balanced state in the body. Practitioners of TCM believe that stimulating certain acupuncture points on the body can help to restore the balance between Yin and Yang that becomes disturbed following injury.

Our approach at Active Physiotherapy is to combine TCM principles with scientific evidence and a more western approach as a means of reducing pain and promoting healing. This includes techniques often referred to as Dry Needling or Trigger Point acupuncture where the needle is inserted into specific tight spots in muscles.

Why Choose Us...

Both our Whitefield and Bolton clinics specialise in offering 'Physio for the whole family'

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Our highly trained team have the skills to ensure a speedy recovery.

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Always been flexible with appointments and fitting around work commitments. All staff are very friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend and use again if required.

Charlotte from Radcliffe, 27

Treatment was excellent, home exercises really made a difference.

John from Swinton, 55

I've been to a few physios and Richard is one of the best I have seen. Would recommend to anyone

Leonard from Bury, 54

Excellent physiotherapist with a great deal of knowledge and experience in the field. Helpful advice given with each session.

Gayle from Bury, 28

Friendly accommodating service, have recommended to friends and family.

Annabelle from Bolton, 48

Friendly accommodating service, have recommended to friends and family.

Annabelle from Bolton, 48

The treatment has helped the pain I had experienced after my car accident. It is now a lot better and the physiotherapist was great, he gave me exercises to do at home which has helped my injuries to heal a great deal. All in all a fantastic service start to finish. Thank you.

Jane from Bolton, 37

The treatment has helped the pain I had experienced after my car accident. It is now a lot better and the physiotherapist was great, he gave me exercises to do at home which has helped my injuries to heal a great deal. All in all a fantastic service start to finish. Thank you.

Jane from Bolton, 37