Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic approach to injuries. It encompasses a number of treatments. It is an evidence based treatment. 

1.  Acupuncture

  • It is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points (known as acupoints) on the body.
  • It aims to relieve and regain normal movement. 
  • It is a drug free mechanism of pain relief and is beneficial for a wide range of problems.

2.  Cupping

  • The application of vacuum cups to the skin, most commonly used on the back.
  • It is often used as an alternative to acupuncture (needles) and can be applied to most of the same acupuncture points and meridians although some points may be too small for cupping.
  • Sometimes cupping is used after acupuncture to further stimulate the flow of blood and qi to the area.

3.  Gua sha (Scraping the skin)

  • A treatment which aims to boost circulation and relieve muscular pain and tension.

4.  Tui na

  •  A form of ‘hands-on’ Chinese Manipulative Therapy.

The above treatments are offered by our acupuncturists. They can complement your physiotherapy treatment, or be offered as a stand alone treatment option. This depends on your specific condition. Our team will provide you with an individualised treatment plan once your assessment is completed.