When used in conjunction with other Physiotherapy treatment techniques, acupuncture can be an extremely effective method of pain control.

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Acupuncture for pain relief at Coates Physiotherapy Clinic

Acupuncture is an holistic approach to musculoskeletal pain based on over 2000 years of development and refinement in the Far East.

Recent research has shown that a large number of the acupuncture points outlined in traditional Chinese Philosophy correspond to physiological features known as 'trigger points', an area of increased sensitivity within a muscle.

Most people find acupuncture a pleasant and relaxing experience. The insertion of acupuncture needles should not cause pain and they can be left in place for anything from a few seconds to 20 minutes, depending on the effect required.

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Richard's acupuncture experience

Richard Coates is a fully qualified practitioner of acupuncture for pain control, and has a wide range of experience in using this method. He can talk you through the process and establish a plan for use specifically designed to alleviate the symptoms of your particular ailment.


The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is part of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and aims to increase awareness of the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and systematic illness.

The association was started over 20 years ago and has grown to be a well-respected organisation. Click here to visit their website.

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