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Matt Symonds Acupuncture treatment on back in Harrogate

Published at 3:22pm 12th November 2018. (Updated at 12:15pm 20th November 2018)

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To celebrate World Acupuncture Day Harrogate based acupuncturist Matt Symonds has been explaining how it can help a range of health problems. 

The first every World Acupuncture Day takes places on Thursday 15th November 2018, but how much do you really know about acupuncture?

What is acupuncture?

Becoming increasingly popular in the UK, acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which very thin needles are inserted into specific areas of the body, stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles. This results in the increase of the bodies natural ability to produce chemicals such pain relieving endorphins. Often a course of acupuncture treatment with regular appointments has more long term benefits than a single session. 

The fear of needles can often impact peoples desire to have acupuncture, but as the needles are so fine (0.0032 inches... about the width of a strand of hair!) there is very little pain involved. 

Usually sitting or lying down during treatment and following a full consultation with a professional, the needles are left in place for a set length of time ranging from as little as a few minutes to half an hour. Generally acupuncture treatments with Matt Symonds in Harrogate take around 90 minutes for an initial appointment, and then 45 minutes from then on. 

Matt Symonds Acupuncture treatment on back in Harrogate

What can acupuncture do?

Acupuncture has been known to help people with a huge range of health issues, and whilst it's predominately headaches and back pain it's most famous for, the list of problems it's helped people with his vast:

  • Chronic and acute pain including neck and back pain
  • Joint pain including osteoarthritis
  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches
  • Dental pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Mental health issues
  • Fertility

Matt Symonds Acupuncture treatment on back in HarrogateHow is Matt Symonds Acupuncture celebrating World Acupuncture Day?

On 15th November 2018, the British Acupuncture Council is holding the first ever World Acupunture Day, and to celebrate Matt Symonds on Ripon Road in Harrogate is holding half hour taster sessions in aid of Saint Michael's Hospice.

Places are limited and you can reserve yours by contacting Matt Symonds at msacupuncture16@gmail.com or on 07801 554931. 

Nick Hancock talked to Matt Symonds Acupunture about the ways in which acupuncture could help you as part of World Acupuncture Day. 

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