The Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture originated in ancient China and is considered to be a holistic or alternative therapy; however, this treatment is often a reliable alternative to drug therapy for a range of conditions such as headaches, migraines, lower back pain, arthritis, and mental health issues like anxiety.

Read more for some further information on the benefits of acupuncture.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches affect people of all demographics and physiological types. They can be described as tension in the face, neck, and head caused by a sudden contraction of muscles in the area. Tension headaches can be brought on by stress, depression, injuries, and anxiety.

Most people choose a simple solution to tension headaches, they might use a pain killer or take a walk in the park, but this doesn’t always fix the underlying issues. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves and muscles in the area, releasing tension along with endorphins to heal the headaches.


Headaches come in different forms; sometimes, they can be tension headaches, and other times they can be more severe and long-lasting. If you experience intense headaches that last for long periods or you are sensitive to light, you might be experiencing a migraine headache.

Migraines are fairly common, but they are hard to treat. People who experience migraine might choose a medical approach such as drug therapy, but if you want to treat migraines naturally, acupuncture is an excellent option. Studies show that acupuncture is just as effective as drugs.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is very common and affects large sections of the population; one of the reasons for this is that people work in seated positions and don’t exercise the lower back regularly enough. The lower back needs to be flexible and active for a healthy physical system.

If you want to relieve back pain and maintain a healthier system, a course in acupuncture can be an effective way to wake up the area and reduce severe symptoms. Of course, one session might not be enough; you will probably require a short course of treatment. 


Osteoarthritis occurs when the fluid in the joints disappears, and the bones start to contact each other; this causes pain, swelling, and inflammation. Osteoarthritis is normally associated with older people because they are more commonly affected, but it occurs in people of any age.

There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are some effective treatments; one of these treatments is acupuncture. Acupuncture is excellent at reducing the swelling around the affected areas and is at least as effective as medical intervention and exercise in relieving the symptoms. 


Acupuncture uses small needles to put pressure on the nerves and energy lines of the body which naturally lead to various brain centres. For this reason, acupuncture can be effective at relieving the symptoms of depression, stress, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

Get in Touch

Our specialist team at Essex Physiotherapy Clinic offer a range of therapies including physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. To book an appointment at our practice in Ferrers, Chelmsford, get in touch with our team today by calling 01245 325 037 or emailing info@essexphysio.co.uk.

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