David Bolwell Physiotherapy Services

It is believed that illnesses and pain can be caused by an imbalance in the body’s energy or ‘qi’.

This energy consists of two complementary opposites: yin (calm energy) and yang (vigorous energy). To harmonise the body’s qi, fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points found on ‘meridians’.

These channels emanate from the body’s organs such as the bladder, heart and liver to name a few. By placing needles in these different meridians, the corresponding organ can be either stimulated or suppressed, thus rebalancing the patient’s qi.

Recent research and clinical evidence has shown that acupuncture can stimulate the brain and spinal cord to produce natural painkillers, such as endorphins and enkephalins; melatonin, which promotes sleep; and serotonin, which is the body’s happiness hormone. By stimulating the release of these hormones, we are able to reduce pain and inflammation.

Acupuncture can also be used to relax muscles by placing needles in ‘trigger points’. Muscles can become tight following injury or due to repeated activities and/or bad posture. This causes myofascial trigger points (‘knots’) to form in the muscles. By placing acupuncture needles into these trigger points, we can help the muscles to relax and lengthen, thus reducing pain and assisting with rehabilitation.

Not all physiotherapists are qualified in acupuncture. However, our team can use acupuncture as part of an integrated approach, combining it with manual techniques and exercises to promote healing in cases of injury or long-term musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches and arthritic conditions.

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Clinic Opening Times

08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
*Whitchurch open for sports massage only from 08:00 - 12:00
Our Acupuncture Pricing / Rates
Initial Consultation
1/2 hour
Follow-Up Consultations
1/2 hour

What our patients say

“I started going to have acupuncture with David after I was recommended to go and see him by a friend. I have suffered with severe migraines for many years, and they have been getting worse where I was having 2-3 a week. I have tried many different treatments over the years to try and improve my migraines but nothing ever worked. Therefore I couldn't believe that after only having 2 sessions my migraines had improved.

Since starting the treatment I have only had 2 migraines which have really improved my well being and family life, as my migraines were stopping me from going to work and enjoying my days off with my family.
I would highly recommend David Bolwell Physiotherapy as he has really improved my life and he provides a very professional and friendly service.”
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