Treatment & Conditions

Acupuncture can be an effective method of treatment for certain conditions.

Acupuncture Treatment Really Does Work

Treatment tailored to your individual needs. Typically fine needles are inserted through the skin and left in position briefly, sometimes with manual or electrical stimulation.

You will be assessed in details at the first session and treatment tailored to your individual needs. Typically fine needles are inserted through the skin and left in position briefly, sometimes with manual or electrical stimulation.

The first session is usually using only a few needles with minimal stimulation. This would be done once a week to begin with, then at longer intervals as the condition responds.

The needles used are sterile and single use. A “no-touch” technique is used which means that the acupuncturist’s hand will at no time come into direct contact with the needle because of the use of a sterile insertion tube.

The most common side effect is sleepiness which is related to the body’s endorphin release following acupuncture. Hence it is advisable not to drive especially after the first session.

The needles used for acupuncture are very fine, like a hair; hence almost no pain is felt as they pass through the skin. However, occasionally when treating extremely sensitive trigger points a slight pain may be associated with the needling, but this is usually very brief.

You may experience a temporary mild exacerbation of the pain being treated which may last for around 24 hours. Occasionally a bruise may develop at the site of needling.

A typical course would last between 5 to 8 sessions.

Acupuncture can be an effective method for many common conditions.

Pain relief in many painful conditions. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, for example - back, shoulder, neck and leg pain;

Low back pain - National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE-2 009) has recommended acupuncture as one of the first line treatment modalities for non specific back pain.

It has been used successfully to treat headaches, migraines, chronic muscle strains, sports injuries, trapped nerves and various kinds of arthritic and rheumatic pain.

Menstrual and menopausal symptoms, eg. period pains and hot flushes;

Functional bowel or bladder problems such as IBS, irritable bladder and mild bladder incontinence.

Hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis, some types of allergic rashes, sinus problems and chronic catarrh.

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Appointments

The acupuncture clinics at High Wycombe & Aylesbury are carried out by Dr. Hans Mathew, who is a Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist at the Buckinghamshire Healthcare Hospitals, working at High Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville hospitals.

High Wycombe Clinic

Wednesdays 2pm till 6.30pm

The High Wycombe clinic is located at

Highfield Surgery, Highfield Way, Hazelemere, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 7UW

Aylesbury Clinic

Thursdays 6pm till 9pm

The Aylesbury clinic is located at

The Belmore Centre, Lower Road Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury Bucks, HP21 9DR
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