Our Services: Acupuncture/Dry Needling


Acupuncture/Dry Needling


All sessions are £45 and are conducted by our Principal Osteopath and are between 30-60mins. Please leave 60mins if you have not visited the practice before.

Acupuncture (or Dry Needling as it is often referred to in western medicine) is one of the oldest forms of medicine dating back more than 5000 years. Acupuncture treats patients by insertion and manipulation of very thin needles to correct imbalances in the flow of qi by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin called acupuncture points, most of which are connected by channels known as meridians.

Is Acupuncture Safe? It’s very safe, only pre-sterilised single use needles are used, and they are inserted accurately into the acupuncture points.

Does Acupuncture Hurt? Most people who have acupuncture from a skilled practitioner are amazed how comfortable it feels. As it stimulates the healing and regenerative processes within the body people often experience a wonderful sense of calm, and notice improved sleep and a feeling of well being after each session.

Is Acupuncture Effective? There is increasing scientific evidence to support the effects. It has been shown for instance that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. Some people experience rapid improvement in their condition with only a few sessions while others take longer to respond. Part of the reason for this variation is that some people are naturally better responders than others while some conditions are more deep seated and naturally require more treatment to produce a beneficial effect.

Conditions That May Be Helped By Acupuncture - At Orchard House Clinic we specialise in using acupuncture as compliment to our osteopathy treatments. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative in nature, building up its effectiveness as treatment progresses. We have used it to successfully treat almost every area of the body, including: headaches, shoulder and neck pain, tennis elbow and wrist pain, low back pain, hip issues and piriformis syndrome, osteoarthritis of the knee, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and many more.