Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Pain in London
These days most of us are guilty of putting demands on our bodies that they’re not designed to tolerate. From the serious runners and sports hobbyists to those who lift heavy weights as a daily part of their job to the office worker slouched at a desk, modern life puts tremendous strain on the machine we rely on to get us through each day.
As a result, many of us start to experience pain in the network of connective tissue that holds us all in one piece – the joints, ligaments and tendons that help us to bend and flex and perform all sorts of functions related to mobility that everyone takes for granted on a daily basis.
This complex network of tissue makes up the musculoskeletal system and when we overdo things and damage this system we start to experience pain through inflammation. This in turn has the effect of compromising our overall health.
Acupuncture, rather than medication such as painkillers, is now a popular option for those of us looking for natural solutions to pain because it comes without side effects and can be helpful in resolving all types of discomfort, regardless of its cause or location.
By restoring the balance of the body’s natural healing energy and targeting the source of the discomfort, which isn’t always where your pain is located, acupuncture can have an immediate positive impact on pain resolution that can last for months.
Musculoskeletal problems that respond well to acupuncture include:
Low Back Pain
Pain in the lower back is extremely common and will affect more than three quarters of the population at some point during their lifetime. It accounts for the loss of 127 million working days, second only to colds and flu as the most likely reason for someone to be off work. Unsurprisingly, it’s also one of the most common conditions treated by acupuncturists.
The cause of persistent joint pain and one of the most debilitating ‘minor’ health conditions there is. Arthritis is complex, with more than 100 different variants, and can strike at any time. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types of arthritis, but all arthritic conditions can present different challenges for any given individual. Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective in treating the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Often misunderstood, chronic fatigue syndrome is not simply a condition which leaves the patient feeling tired. As a disorder, it’s complex and extraordinarily debilitating. Extreme fatigue can be triggered by both physical and mental activity and is now mitigated or resolved through rest alone. The sustained levels of exhaustion experienced by patients with CFS can lead to poor general health outcomes and in some cases can severely impair mobility function.
Acupuncture has been proven to have remarkable healing properties in the treatment and relief of pain and because it takes a whole-body approach to treatment it can help to improve general health, aid a faster recovery and be effective in helping you to avoid illness in the future.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, can be extremely painful and can significantly limit mobility and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Acupuncture has been shown to be extremely effective in helping to relieve the source and symptoms of repetitive stress injuries, often to the point of making surgery or the use of anti-inflammatory medication unnecessary.
If you’re suffering with problems related to your musculoskeletal health, why not contact us for a no-obligation, confidential chat. Our treatments are offered at our comfortable and relaxing clinic in the heart of Mayfair, London.
The convenient location, immediately above Green Park underground station, means we offer flexible appointments to our patients and our expert and professional acupuncturists are fully qualified in the treatments we offer for musculoskeletal conditions.
Archna has treated me for menopausal symptoms, for shoulder pain and for stress. She is an excellent acupuncturist, highly professional and a warm and caring human being. Having been sceptical at the beginning, I realised quickly that Archna’s treatments result in real improvements and alleviation of symptoms. I have total confidence in Archna and recommend her unreservedly.
I have been seeing Archna for six months, after struggling with anxiety, stress and difficulties with conception. I was very nervous about approaching acupuncture, but Archna put me at ease within 2 minutes of meeting her. Her calm and reassuring manner helped me to relax, and she went out of her way to make sure that I was always comfortable and felt secure with the treatment options. My appointments with Archna are now little oases of quiet and calm; her treatments dropped my anxiety levels significantly, and I fell pregnant after just a month of seeing her! I truly believe this was a result of Archna’s healing and nurturing treatments, as well as her warm and caring presence. Despite reaching my goal of pregnancy, I am still seeing Archna to calm, soothe and invigorate me during this time, she is the best – thank you Archna.
Archna Patel is a truly talented and professional acupuncturist. She has treated me successfully for physical issues (foot and back injuries), and also deeper emotional issues (stress, anxiety). The Acupuncturists clinic location near Green Park is super convenient and easy to find. I can’t recommend Archna highly enough and only wish I could give her more than 5 stars.
I came to Archna with severe pain in my right arm due to golfer’s elbow, which was having a great effect on my ability to play tennis. From one session, Archna was able to both identify the cause of the issue and provid an effective treatment. Within days I was able to play again without any pain and have not had any recurrences! This being my first acupuncture session, I had some trepidation. But Archna’s calm manner and expertise put me immediately at ease. I cannot recommend her highly enough!d
I’m really well looked after by Archna and feel my needs are being treated with care on a weekly basis. Would highly recommend to anyone!
“I have really enjoyed my experience going to Archna I was hesitant at first having never tried accupuncture before but have found it to be a very effective compliment to other treatments. Archna has treated my for stress, lower back pain and allergies. I was surprised how effective acupuncture can be and what a wonderful practioner Archna is. The location is very convienent I can go right after work.”
“Sitting in the office all day and working without much movement during the week, my neck and back have bothered me for months. I was recommended accupuncture with Archna and after initial skepticism of needles and acupuncture in general, I made an appointment with Archna. My experience was excellent and she has relieved my of my aches, whether in neck, head, back, hips etc. I am a regular with Archna now and very happy! Highly recommend her!”
Jerome de Sadeleer
“I went to Archna initially with a very painful bursitis which couldn’t be treated with physiotherapy apart from steroid injections. She managed to treat my shoulder in a few sessions and I started to feel so much better. What I love about Archna is that she is very professional and she explains exactly what she is doing. She has an amazingly calm energy which helps you relax into the treatment and the session. I am a regular client now as she has helped me with many other issues from digestive issues to tension and even emotional imbalance. I look forward to my sessions as I leave feeling so relaxed and very light which are a result of the acupuncture but also Archna’s magical touch and energy.”
“My experience at the Acupuncturists was wonderful, every time since I have started seeing Archna over two years ago. She is a fantastic practitioner, really knowledgeable and very focused on providing the best treatment possible. She is very professional and knows how to adjust each treatment so that when you leave you feel much better then when you arrived. She has helped me with stress, back pain, shoulder tension, digestive issues and common cold relief. I would highly recommend Archna to anyone looking to receive treatment.”
“Archna is the most professional, knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist I have seen so far. I will get treated by no one else in the future. Archna not only has over 20 years of acupuncture experience, but in addition she is the only practitioner in her field who I have met, who takes a holistic and much more thorough approach for treating her patients. Archna is efficient, to the point, and extremely skilled. I have recommended Archna to several friends, who are all as happy as I am. I cannot recommend Archna enough and wish I had found her earlier! Thank you Archna!”