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Many of the Physiotherapists at Trinity House Practice have found that acupuncture is an effective complement to their established skills. The Practitioners that provide acupuncture are all members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) or the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).





There are several theories as to how it works but the important thing is that it does work and the side effects are extremely rare.

Research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. In effect, it stimulates the body's own healing response and ability to gain pain relief which, can in turn, promote normal function.

The process involves stimulation of appropriate acupuncture points usually with needles or massage (acupressure).

Acupuncture is administered as part of a planned physiotherapy treatment programme that may include a range of other treatment techniques such as exercise, manual therapy, heat, and ultrasound. A typical course of treatment for a chronic condition would be dependent on the condition and this would be agreed following an initial assessment.  You can read more about our treatment techniques here.

To enquire about our acupuncture services, please call 01625 500777 or visit our contact page for more information and directions to our practice.


Medical Acupuncture

In addition to the acupuncture practised by our physiotherapists, which is mainly aimed at treating musculoskeletal problems, we also provide a Medical Acupuncture service at Trinity House.  Our acupuncturist is Dr Greg Carter, a GP who trained in Macclesfield and works as a GP partner in Marple.  

Medical acupuncture is a form of therapy that has evolved from Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.  It uses a Western Medical understanding of health and disease rather than the Traditional Chinese approach.  It can be used to treat a very wide variety of problems including:

  • Gynaecological / fertility problems
  • Allergies and hay fever
  • Irritable bladder and bowel
  • Headaches, migraine, neuralgia
  • Chronic fatigue / ME / fibromyalgia
  • Musculoskeletal problems – back/joint pains, tennis elbow etc.

Medical Acupuncturists like Dr Carter are usually fully trained medical doctors who are regulated by the GMC, and are fully insured.  They have then undergone further training in acupuncture.  Dr Carter has the Diploma of Medical Acupuncture (DipMedAc), the higher qualification awarded by the British Medical Acupuncture Society.  He is recognised by most private health insurers.

To book an appointment please contact Dr Carter on 07787 103788, or via the contact page on his website as below.  The website has lots more information about acupuncture.

For further information you can visit Dr Carter’s website www.chesh-med-ac.co.uk

British Medical Acupuncture website www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk 


John Honey Physiotherapy, Trinity House Practice, 150-152 Cumberland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BP

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