for pain relief, weight loss or smoking cessation.

Combined Acupuncture & Physiotherapy.

Acupuncture is one of the treatment techniques we use at JRM Physiotherapy. We use it when appropriate as part of the integrated approach we have for the management of pain, inflammation, and as a means of enhancing the body's own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. Acupuncture used alongside physiotherapy is done so within the background of clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years. There are many theories as to how acupuncture actually works. The traditional (Chinese) view is that energy flows freely when the body is in a healthy state. If there is a problem, energy stagnates which leads to pain. The stimulation of appropriate acupuncture points by insertion of a fine needle frees this energy. When stimulating an acupuncture point the brain is stimulated to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and gain pain relief.

Acupuncture does not work for everybody or every condition, but research shows that 70% of people gain relief after treatment. Positive reactions are often noted when more conventional treatment techniques have been unsuccessful.

Often acupuncture has a cumulative effect where pain relief builds up as treatments progress. Some people react quicker than others. Chronic conditions often take longer to respond and occasionally become worse at first, but often respond well after this initial phase of discomfort.

Our Physiotherapists are registered with and regularly complete training courses to maintain recognition by the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

Conditions that can be helped with acupuncture

acute (recently suffered) injuries • sports injuries • whip lash, back pain • neck pain • headaches • stress related illnesses • chronic injuries • osteo-arthritis • rheumatoid-arthritis • joint pain

Ear Acupuncture

Weight loss / Smoking cessation

Acupuncture of the ear, using specially designed discreet and painless needles, can help smoking cessation, weight loss and other addiction. JRM Physiotherapy will work with you to design a programme of ear acupuncture to suit your needs.


Acupuncture for pain relief included within physiotherapy session: £48 (£46 for OAPs & Under 16s*
*discounted price for Holmfirth Harriers, Meltham AC, Holmfirth Cycling Club & BOK / KAL Academy members £44

Ear acupuncture (for smoking cessation / weight loss) complete course: £125

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