For Acupuncture in Wilmslow, look no further than Harris & Ross- where we offer professional acupuncture to treat a variety of injuries and conditions.

Acupuncture is the use of fine needles inserted at specific points around the body to stimulate the nerves to muscle, skin and other tissues. It works to promote the body’s own healing mechanism, and reference to its use in Traditional Chinese Medicine can be found as far back as 1000BC.

Acupuncture has widespread use and proven effectiveness, in short and long term management of musculoskeletal pain eg chronic low back or neck pain, osteoarthritis or migraines. This occurs through stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to release the bodies naturally occurring pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins and enkephalins.  However, it also has a number of beneficial effects on other systems within the body e.g. management of hormone imbalances, anxiety, stress. It acts to release serotonin promoting well being and melotonin production which aids sleep. Patients often report an improvement in general wellbeing with treatment.

Conventional acupuncture utilises single sterilised disposable needles inserted at specified points within the body.

Acupuncture in Wilmslow Harris & Ross Clinic

The physiotherapist will undertake a 60min assessment to understand your requirements and decide the most appropriate points for your condition, then inserting a number of needles for between 20-30 minutes. You may feel  mild discomfort or an aching sensation with treatment and there are a couple of mild side effects such as mild bruising or drowsiness.

Physiotherapists are the largest group of health care professionals practising acupuncture in the UK. They are uniquely placed to use their extensive medical knowledge and experience alongside acupuncture to treat comprehensively and effectively . Here at Harris and Ross Wilmslow, we regularly utilise acupuncture as a treatment methodology to help rehabilitate our patients with musculoskeletal injuries.

Many physiotherapists at Harris & Ross will include acupuncture as part of patient treatment plans. However in Wilmslow clinic, practitioner Emma Farr, offers acupuncture specific appointments to treat issues beyond injury rehab. Emma is very experienced in using acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions and to promote health and wellbeing, having an MSc Acupuncture from Coventry University.

Key conditions that we can treat in acupuncture in Wilmslow Harris & Ross clinic  are:

  • menopause problems
  • stress
  • hormone imbalances
  • irregular periods
  • migraines/headaches
  • pain

60min initial acupuncture appointments are £65 and 30min follow ups £47.50.

Book your acupuncture session online or call 0161 832 9000.