Offered at Teesside by therapist, Stephen Payton:
The acupuncture course I studied was at school of biomechanics and remedial therapies in Nottingham. The course covered Western acupuncture (dry needling) and also traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture (TCM) following meridian pathways. Both types of acupuncture involve inserting fine needles into specific locations on the body related to the symptoms the patient presents with. Both types of acupuncture can help with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries it is widely used to help reduce pain, improve ROM, treat tight muscles and trigger points, as well as improve circulation and help with back pain. Furthermore it can help reduce anxiety and promote well-being. I have recently conducted research into acupuncture and sports performance the initial findings are that it has a positive effect on an athlete’s performance.