Q. Will it hurt?
Ans. You will usually feel no more than a mild discomfort on insertion of a needle, as they are very thin.
Q. Can I drive home after treatment?
Ans. Yes, you may like to sit for 15 minutes before you go. Some people prefer to arrange a lift home after their first treatment.
Q. Do I continue to take my tablets?
Ans. Yes - unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
Q. How do I know it’s working?
Ans. Be patient. Acupuncture is not a “quick fix” and the effects can build up over several treatments.
Q. How long do the benefits last for?
Ans. This varies enormously. Your physiotherapist can advise you.
Q. Why have acupuncture with a physiotherapist?
Ans. Physiotherapists work as part of the multidisciplinary team including GPs and consultants and are bound by their professional Codes of Conduct and Practice. Physiotherapists are able to use acupuncture alongside other treatments to offer you a range of options to manage your condition successfully.