Over the past decades Acupuncture has started to be used more extensively in Western Medicine. A growing number of medical trials have proved the health benefits of introducing small needles in designated points in the body.
Acupuncture helps the body to produce its own painkillers. It can also stimulate the nervous system to rebalance the way pain is perceived, increasing the blood supply and facilitating repair.
Needling can also target particular trigger points in the muscles, commonly known as ‘knots’. These ‘sore spots’ can often decrease the normal function of the muscle and affect the joint. Very common with sport injuries and postural problems.
Combining Acupuncture and Osteopathy can often enhance the treatment and help improving results. Using Acupuncture is only another option and patients should not feel obliged to agree if they do not feel comfortable with the therapy.
As a registered Osteopath, Jose has taken postgraduate training with the University of Hertfordshire for the use of acupuncture and dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions.
He often combines Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Cranial techniques to maxify the effects of treatment and to promote well-being.