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01844 354 737
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Evidence for Acupuncture for improving chronic back pain and neck pain,

osteoarthritis and headache.

Medical acupuncture is shown to be effective and safe in:


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DAVID GRAY - OSTEOPATH__Caring Professional Treatment

Chinnor Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

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Medical Acupuncture is available with Osteopathic treatment, (at no extra cost), or as a standalone treatment.

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  • TRIGGER POINT TREATMENT

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    Myofascial pain refers to soft tissue pain usually arising from trauma, repetitive activities, or poor posture.

    Myofascial trigger points can be inactivated by osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), together with the other methods in Osteopathic Care, as well as needling (acupuncture).

    It is usually associated with muscle spasm & is most often seen in the region of the neck.

    Trigger points involve a self-perpetuating cycle, (pain leading to increased tone causing more pain), & will almost never deactivate, unless adequately treated.

    Patients may complain of neck pain, pain across the top of the shoulders, sleep difficulties & occasionally, headaches.

    • Distressed tissues tend to involve a major degree of ischemia – inadequate blood and oxygen supply. [1] • Such tissues are a natural breeding ground for myofascial trigger points which are a major feature in all chronic, and much acute, musculoskeletal pain. [2] • While it is well-known that trigger points can produce pain, it is a less appreciated fact that trigger points also alter the function of the tissues to which they refer [3]

    1.    Baldry P. Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain. Churchill Livingstone. Edinburgh. 1993.

    2.    Wall PD and Melzack R (eds). Textbook of Pain. 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone. Edinburgh. 1990.

    3.    Simons D, Travell J and Simons L. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. Vol 1. Upper half of body. 2nd edition. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore 1999
  • WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

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    When the needle reaches the desired point the sensation is often described, as a 'tingling' & delivering immediate relief from muscular pain.


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    Needles are either inserted for a few seconds or left in place for minutes depending on the effect required.


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  • ABOUT MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

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    Medical acupuncture or Dry needling; is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, & the principles of evidence based medicine.

    • The placement of needles is related to anatomical knowledge primarily affecting nerve impulses & myofascial trigger points.

    • David's acupuncture needles are sterile, & disposed with after one use only.

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    For those who do not like the idea of using acupuncture needles David offers acupressure as an alternative, along with Osteopathy.

    Acupressure is a highly successful approach for a range conditions, especially tension headaches & other myofascial referred pain symptoms.

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  • RESEARCH

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    Scientific research has examined the effectiveness of acupuncture for various conditions & recent studies have emphasised the benefits of acupuncture for tension-type headaches & the pain of osteoarthritis, e.g. osteoarthritis of the knee.

    • The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) showed that acupuncture is a cost-effective, short-term treatment for persistent non-specific low back pain (source: NICE 2009).

    • Endres HG, et al. Role of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine.

    • Witt CM, Jena S, et al. Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip: a randomised, controlled trial

    • White AR et al. Acupuncture for tension-type headache. Cochrane Database

    • Haake M, et al. German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) for chronic low back pain: randomised, multi centre,trial

    • Ammendolia C et al. Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with needle acupuncture. Spine 2008

    • Linde K, et al. Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;(1):CD001218.

    • Furlan AD, et al. Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2005

    • Witt CM, et al. Acupuncture for patients with chronic neck pain. Pain 2006

    • Sherman KJ, Coeytaux RR. Acupuncture for improving chronic back pain, osteoarthritis and headache.

    • Vickers AJ et al. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of internal medicine 2012;172:1444–53. • Dr Fermín Valera-Garrido, Department of Physical Therapy, MVClinic, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid 13 August 2014



Spinal manipulation is effective for low back pain (BEAM trial, 2004)
Government guidelines recommend osteopathy for
persistent low back pain (NICE, 2009)

'he is committed to his patients and his goal is to address issues as quickly as possible'

There are many causes of low back pain. An assessment can be very beneficial if you have been suffering from pain for a while, or have recently had a baby, or are about to take up or change an exercise regime.

Nearly always people can be helped, by carefully prescribed GENTLE, Osteopathic treatment & advice.

The most appropriate integrated treatment, is always discussed, understood & agreed, before we begin.

Where conditions are named in this site, it is either because there is research into that particular condition, or to serve to illustrate the kinds of symptoms which might respond to treatment.

Ankle & foot Treatment with David benefits from his professional experience to identify & treat all problems of the feet, ankles & hips as well as treating the many causes of knee pain.

David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery & when you can return to your regular activities & sports.

He may prescribe special exercises together with treatment to increase your joint mobility & performance.

Together with stretching your muscle groups accordingly, strengthening weak muscles, to restore muscle balance.

David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery so you can best return to your regular activities.

'His helpful exercises between appointments have contributed to an overall sense of well being and decrease in back pain.'

There are many causes of pain. An assessment can be very beneficial, especially if you;

• have been suffering from pain for a while • have recently had a baby • or are about to change an exercise regime

David consults & cares, for all walks of life professionally treating from; young to older people, also manual workers, office professionals, sports people, pregnancy & babies or children.

'The Support you have given me through the last 2 years, helped my body cope with the enormous strain of 2 very close together pregnancies Thank You.'

Shown to be effective & safe Medical Acupuncture for:

The most appropriate integrated treatment, is always discussed & agreed, before we begin.

David provides optimal clinical management, integrating your motor & sensory function.

Providing neuromuscular rehabilitation; post-surgery (shoulder, hip, lower back, feet & more)

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David does not rely on isolated therapeutic interventions.

Having good experience, enables him to provide an integrated & effective treatment. Being the most appropriate for you.

David's excellent diagnostic abilities and his holistic approach to treatments have benefited all my family tremendously, whether the consultations have been for sports injuries, work related strains or chronic ailments.

Osteopathy together with Acupuncture, is available as a system, of diagnosis & treatment, for a wide range of conditions.

‘I am now walking and living pain free for the first time in 3 years’

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In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.

After 35 years of back pain and severe sciatica I am now trouble free and just go back to him for a top up every six months or so

He has sorted out various ad hoc (eg cycling/laptop related) back, hip and neck problems

TEL: 01844 354 737 / 07973 297 438