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Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years across the world and modern research continues to show its effectiveness for a number of problems. There are problems that massage alone won’t cure, and this is where acupuncture steps in. At our acupuncture clinic near Kempston, we specialise in dry needling, a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture.
Our acupuncture clinic in Bedford Town Centre is easy to find for clients coming from Kempston. We’re only a short drive from Kempston, or a little longer by bike for the more energetic among you. There’s plenty of nearby parking outside our clinic, and Queen Street Multi-Storey car park is less than 50 metres away.
Buses regularly run to and from Bedford, stopping just a short walk from our clinic. This is the number 9 bus from Bedford to Hitchin, which also stops at Shortstown, Haynes, Henlow, and Arlesey.
Acupuncture helps problematic muscles to reconnect with the brain and stimulate your body’s natural pain-killing chemicals (endorphins). Acupuncture has been shown to be particularly effective in treating relentless muscular problems and can be quite relaxing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of needles are used during acupuncture?
The needles we use are extremely fine and are inserted for a few seconds to several minutes depending on the symptoms of your condition.
Does acupuncture hurt?
The sensation of acupuncture varies from person to person – some people feel a warm ache, while others feel nothing at all. Acupuncture on the extremities like fingers and toes can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief.
At our acupuncture clinic near Shefford we practice a form of acupuncture called Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling (Dry Needling for short!) This is different from the traditional Chinese method. The ancient beliefs of ‘yin’, ‘yang’, and the energy ‘qi’ are substituted for a combined knowledge of physiology and pathology, anatomy, and the common principles of evidence-based medicine.
What is Dry Needle Acupuncture?
Dry needle acupuncture is a treatment involving a needle being inserted into a trigger point of a muscle. A trigger point is an area of tightness in a muscle that is tender when pressure is put on it. They can be a source of pain and can commonly refer pain to different areas, each muscle has its own referral pattern. A muscle in the shoulder might often cause referral of pain into the hand or arm.
Many conditions can benefit from dry needling. These include knee pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, muscle spasms, and repetitive strain injuries.
At The Body Sage Clinic, we base our treatments around you and your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to reduce pain, soothe injured muscles, or helping get your fitness goals on track, our great team is here to help you get the most out of your sports massage.
We are a certified acupuncture clinic in Bedford that specialises in dry needling. Dry needling is a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture as it helps problematic muscles to reconnect with the brain and stimulate your body’s natural pain-killing chemicals.
Deep tissue massage is a generic term to describe any form of massage that penetrates beyond the layers of the skin and into the muscles. As such many different types of massage therapy can be considered as a deep tissue treatment and will vary greatly.