Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling

We provide Western Medical Acupuncture, otherwise known as Dry Needling. Dry Needling involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight, painful areas in your muscles known as “Trigger Points”, or sometimes referred to as “knots” in the muscles.

Dry Needling is performed to elicit a healing response in these tissues, but is different to traditional acupuncture as it is not necessarily aimed at specific “acupuncture” points. Dry needling has been proven to be a very effective way of relaxing spasmed muscles, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

Acupuncture has been used in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years.  In the last decade western medicine has shown a growing interest in acupuncture and dry needling (needling into trigger points in the muscles).   As a result the quality and quantity of research into the benefits of needling injuries has increased.  Although more research needs to be done, it is becoming clearer why needling has stood the test of time in Chinese medicine.


Research has shown that acupuncture increases the micro-circulation, blood flow and blood vessel movement throughout the body, which in turn increases oxygenation of the tissues.   This helps flush toxins, waste products, and other accumulated particles and chemicals from the tissues improving their overall function.

This can manifest in the patient as:

  • Reduce Pain
  • Reduce the Intake of Pain Relieving Medication
  • Reduce Swelling
Practitioner applying acupuncture needles to a patients back

Our Bromley Clinic

Our Bromley Clinic is conveniently situated in a peaceful location in South Bromley. We offer a range of treatments including osteopathy, sports massage, pregnancy massage and acupuncture, and our helpful staff are on hand to give you any advice you require.

You can find all the information you need for your visit, including parking, public transport and accessibility, on our Bromley clinic information page.

This page was reviewed by Oliver Hicks M.Ost on the 9th March 2023

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