About The Treatment

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 treatment is usually using only a few needles with minimal stimulation. Treatment is 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 after treatment, especially after the first treatment.

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 of treatment lasts 5 to 8 sessions.


Acupuncture Clinc in Aylesbury

Wycombe Medical Acupuncture in Aylesbury is run by Dr Hans Mathew who is also a Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

He is a fully accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and an elected member of the BMAS Council. He has been practising acupuncture for many years.

BMAS is the regulatory body for the healthcare professionals who practice acupuncture alongside conventional medicine. The society believes that acupuncture has an important role to play in healthcare today and that it is vital to present a balance view in order the practitioners and patients may make informed decisions about its use.

The World Health Organisation also supports acupuncture treatment and it unities both mainstream and alternative healthcare practitioners.