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Acupuncture Myth #3 I’ll be covered in plasters!

Posted on 9th Mar 2017 by

Acupuncture Myth I’ll be covered in plasters after my acupuncture session Reality Very rarely do you bleed after having acupuncture – the needles are so fine and your skin is so elastic, the point where the needle has been closes up with no need for a plaster! You probably won’t even see where the needles have been. … Continue reading “Acupuncture Myth #3 I’ll be covered in plasters!”


Acupuncture Myth #2 “I can’t give blood if I’ve had acupuncture”

Posted on 8th Mar 2017 by

Myth: I can’t give blood if I have acupuncture Reality: If you have had acupuncture by a qualified healthcare professional registered with a statutory body (such as the AACP), you are safe to give blood. If the acupuncturist is not registered then you can’t give blood for 4 months. You may need to ask your … Continue reading “Acupuncture Myth #2 “I can’t give blood if I’ve had acupuncture””


Acupuncture Myth #4 – It’s all in the mind

Posted on 6th Mar 2017 by

Myth: Acupuncture is psychological. It doesn’t really do anything. Fact: The effects of acupuncture are far from psychological. Studies show that during acupuncture, the brain releases chemicals such as endorphins (natural painkillers) into circulation. Acupuncture also has an anti-inflammatory effect which can help people’s immune system. #AcupunctureAwarenessWeek


Acupuncture Myth #5 If I Don’t Feel Immediate Relief, It Won’t Work On Me

Posted on 1st Mar 2017 by

This week is acupuncture awareness week and so we’re dispelling some commonly held myths about this treatment technique. Myth If I don’t feel results after one or two treatments, then I’m not going to benefit from acupuncture. Reality Individuals respond to acupuncture in different ways. Some people respond quickly within one or two sessions. Others need a … Continue reading “Acupuncture Myth #5 If I Don’t Feel Immediate Relief, It Won’t Work On Me”


Acupuncture Awareness Week Myth 1 ‘Acupuncture is painful’

Posted on 7th Mar 2017 by

This week is acupuncture awareness week and so we’re dispelling some commonly held myths about this treatment technique. Myth Acupuncture treatment is painful Reality Acupuncture isn’t always completely pain-free, but it’s not as bad as you might think! Acupuncture is less painful than having blood taken or an injection, as the needles are so fine. You may … Continue reading “Acupuncture Awareness Week Myth 1 ‘Acupuncture is painful’”


6 Arthritis Myths

Posted on 12th Oct 2018 by

Today is World Arthritis Day, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and access to timely, evidence based treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) are commonly classified into inflammatory and non-inflammatory types: Common non-inflammatory RMDs consist of degenerative spine diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. Common inflammatory RMDs consist … Continue reading “6 Arthritis Myths”


Why is acupuncture like winding spaghetti round a fork or going fishing?

Posted on 3rd Oct 2018 by

At goPhysio our team of Clinicians are trained to use a variety of acupuncture techniques, from Dry Needling (which focuses on the myofascial trigger points), through to Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.  The different methods of acupuncture can all be used to assist in the treatment of a variety of injuries from knee pain through to headaches, … Continue reading “Why is acupuncture like winding spaghetti round a fork or going fishing?”


Top 5 Running Injuries & How to Manage Them

Posted on 29th Jan 2018 by

The top 5 running injuries. In this blog, I will share with you some insider information built up over a lifetime of clinical practice in the sports injury sector, treating 1,000’s of active patient’s with overuse, lower limb injuries. I’d like to shed some insider light on the 5 most common running injuries and debunk … Continue reading “Top 5 Running Injuries & How to Manage Them”


Posted on 7th Mar 2016 by

Our Physiotherapists will often use acupuncture as part of their treatment programme here at goPhysio. Rather than traditional acupuncture, they will use a technique called ‘myofascial acupuncture’, which helps to relieve pain and tension. During Acupuncture Awareness Week, we explore some of the common myths associated with acupuncture and shed some reality on these! Myth … Continue reading “”