Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Cambridge Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Clinic

Our Cambridge Medical Acupuncture clinic is located in Central Cambridge and Waterbeach. The medical acupuncture is deliveried by an experienced osteopath whom has completed the Certificate in Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling with OMT Training.

What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical Acupuncture is only to be used by medically qualified practitioners. The acupuncture techniques are based on a good working knowledge of the structure and function of the body. Essential features of medical acupuncture include an accepted methods of case history and examination including special tests to gain a diagnosis. the appropriate dosage of acupuncture tailored to the individual.

For more information read our Guide to Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling by Osteopaths.

What happens during Medical Acupuncture Treatment?

When the needle is inserted in to the skin, a gentle pulse occurs the down the layers of the subcutaneous fat, fascia, then the muscle. Hopefully you will minimal pain. The needle can be manipulated once insertion has taken place where it is either sparrow pecking (lift and thrust) or rotated. The purpose is to cause a pulsation of a myofascial trigger point which will elicit a local twitch response. To elicit the twitch response of the myofascial tissues can reached with needle retention of a few seconds to 10 minutes.

What sort of Needles are used?

Acupuncture needles are typically made of stainless steel, making them flexible and preventing them from rusting or breaking. Needles are usually disposed of after each use to prevent contamination. The size of the needles much smaller than the size of the needles used for blood testing and injections. Therefore they are less painful.

Possible Side Effects
  • Tiredness and Relaxation
  • Pain within the first 24 hours
  • Hematoma
  • Nausea and Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Superficial tumour nodules or ulcers
  • Lymphoedema
  • Blood Clots

Cancer patients can be more sensitive to acupuncture and the use of acupuncture during cancer treatment maybe contraindicated, always seek advice from your doctor,

Contact Us

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Alternatively, Call on 07982 432732 or email

We even offer a FREE 15 minute chat and assessment to see if treatment is safe and suitable for you.

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