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Western Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling at City Chiropractic

At City Chiropractic our chiropractors can offer Western Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling treatment to help relieve certain pain.

We use Acupuncture and Dry Needling as a type of treatment for pain and mobility issues that are associated with myofascial 'trigger points'. The needles stimulate your muscles, which causes them to twitch, or contract, and can decrease tightness, increase blood flow and reduce pain.

Our chiropractor Pamella is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and obtained a MSc in Western/Medical Acupuncture (Distinction) in 2014.


Our Chiropractors Neil, Tyler and Isabelle have completed courses in Dry Needling.

We can offer Western Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling treatments as part of your regular ongoing chiropractic care. 

What sort of conditions could they help?

Tension type headaches
Migraine headache
Chronic low back pain
Neck pain (including chronic neck pain)
Temporomandibular (TMD/TMJ) pain
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Overactive bladder syndrome


Many people also feel more relaxed or revitalised after acupuncture.

This is not a complete list and many other conditions have been treated with acupuncture - so don't hesitate to ask at your next appointment. Your individual response to treatment will be reviewed and discussed as treatment progresses.


Further information is also available at

How do I book Acupuncture/Dry Needling treatment?

All our Chiropractors can offer Acupuncture and Dry Needling as part of your ongoing care. This means that you can ask for it at your normal chiropractic follow up appointment.

A normal follow up appointment can include a combination of chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture/dry needling and soft tissue work. 

Dedicated Acupuncture appointments can be arranged - please contact the clinic to discuss.

Will it hurt?

Acupuncture is not meant to be painful. Often you won’t feel the needles being inserted, because they are very thin. Once a needle reaches its intended depth, you’re likely to feel a mild, dull ache or a slight tingling sensation.


However, everyone has different pain thresholds and sensitivity and you should let your practitioner know if you are uncomfortable.

"Western medical acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the body; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine. Western medical acupuncture is principally used by conventional healthcare practitioners and diagnosis is made by conventional medical methods. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system and is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain."

Acupuncture in Medicine (2009)

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