In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain. Indeed most pain clinics in the NHS use acupuncture as one of its tools to help manage chronic pain.

See the short video on the treatment of low back pain

The Chinese believe that any pain in in the body is due to a blockage of blood and Qi (energy). Western Medicine suggests that, by the insertion of very fine needles, acupuncture can stimulate the release of natural chemicals that block pain within the brain and spinal cord.

Many people come to acupuncture for help with a specific set of symptoms and return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing. This is borne out in our clinic where many of our patients have returned for help with a condition not related to their original complaint.

If you are thinking about trying acupuncture for any painful condition but are unsure if it could help you, then please call us as we are always happy to have an informal chat about any ailment you may wish to discuss.

Supplementary treatments

Chinese massage, we use a form of massage called Tui na to supplement our acupuncture treatment of musclo-skeletal. The words Tui Na translate into “push-grasp” It is an ancient form of deep massage therapy that is closely allied to acupressure. We find it most effective.

Electro acupuncture (a gentle, painless stimulation of the needles). This enables us to stimulate a greater area.

TDP heat lamp, this was invented in China by a group of scientists and physicians. Its major functions consist of promoting metabolism, encouraging blood flow, and may help in easing pain.

Cupping therapy, is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. It may help reduce muscle spasm and increase blood flow to an area.

Barnt Green Acupuncture Clinic
10 Hewell Road
Barnt Green
B45 8NE
0121 445 3118

Stourbridge Osteopathic Clinic
15-17 Lawn Avenue