Natural Pain Relief In Swansea
Acupuncture is recommended by NICE for tension headache and migraine. There’s also significant research into its efficacy for back pain, neck pain and also in reducing knee pain and increasing mobility in osteo-arthritis.

About Tim Wright LicAc

Tim Wright Acupuncturist in SwanseaI’ve been practicing acupuncture since 2010 and have a busy practice in The Lazy Frog Floatation Centre in Uplands. I have a strong interest in treating pain and particularly looking at chronic intractable conditions. Acupuncture is great as it can provide dramatic reductions in pain and improvements in range of movement where other therapies may have failed.

  • BSc Hons Acupuncture
  • Full Member of British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)
  • Lic Ac
  • Licence From Swansea County Council for Acuuncture
  • Diploma in Tuina Massage

Anxiety & Stress Guide

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Pain Management

Chronic pain creates frequent strong signals in the brain. This unusual traffic can cause the perception of pain to malfunction. The brain cortex almost becomes imprinted with pain signals. Acupuncture can change activity in the brain ( and change perception of pain.

Reducing Inflammation

Adenosine is thougth to be a powerful anti-inflammatory. Animal studies have shown that after an acupuncture session, concentrations of adenosine rise to 24 times baseline. See Science Illustrated “The Secret Behind Acupuncture”.

Promoting Healing

In Chinese Medicine health depends on the ability to generate and effectively move nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood around the body. Disease and aging results from degradation of this vasular system. A study in Evidence Based Alternative medicine “Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture on Blood Flow in Humans…” shows that acupuncture can improve blood flow.

Comments From Some Of My Patients

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Tim is professional, welcoming and very effective. I was very much a skeptic of acupuncture, booked in for an initial consultation and session and was not left disappointed in any way – I was elated afterwards! Tim listened closely to my concerns and needs, then was a complete expert throughout the therapy, would highly recommend him to everyone.

Steve Crawford

If I could rate Tim at Gower acupuncture higher than a 5 star I would. I’ve spent the last 14 months trying to get a diagnosis for a muscle problem that I have, I’ve spent money going to private consultants, numerous trips to the doctors, hospital and physiotherapists and nobody could give me even a hint at what it could be. I thought I would give acupuncture a try as I didn’t know what else I could try and within one consultation and treatment with Tim he had managed to give me a diagnosis that described my problem to a tee. I would highly recommend him.

James Davies

Highly recommended. I have been struggling with lower back pain for the last 4 years. Every time I have been advised painkillers and physio! Thought I give acupuncture a go as I was fed up and it was affecting my every day activities. I can honestly say it been the best decision I made. After 2 sessions with Tim the pain had eased and after the 3 sessions the pain had gone I could get back to light excerise. Very happy with Tim and treatment he gave me.

Greg Evans

I enjoyed my first session with Tim and also found it very interesting, never having experienced acupuncture before. I got the impression of a competent, caring professional and felt very much at ease. Over the years, I had been told by several practitioners that my thoracic spine was “like a rock” – a phrase that Tim echoed. In the days following the treatment, there was an appreciable difference and the area felt looser and more mobile than it had for a very long time. The discomfort that has been present recently has gone. I will definitely be visiting again.

John Pritchard

Tim is very friendly & welcoming. My experience has been very positive as I have a very painful condition which Tim is helping me manage.

Teri Miller

Really pleased with the sessions as I have experienced a marked improvement in mobility, with less discomfort in general and a decrease in swelling of my knees and leg.

Claudette Evans

The Danger of Opioid Based Medication

Opioid medication such as codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl and dihydrocodeine is derived from the opium poppy. They are thought to work by creating a surge of dopamine which induces relaxation. As the effects of the medication wear off it can make the patient feel terrible. Fight of flight response takes over from the feelings of relaxation so the patient is then eager for their next dose. This can make it difficult to ascertain whether the patient is feeling bad due to withdrawal symptoms or because the pain is returning.

Opioid based pain killers are addictive and must be aproached with care. Different people have different tolerances to the toxins in any medication. If you find this hard to believe, consider coffee. Why is it that one person can drink 8 cups of coffee and feel fine, yet another can drink 1 cup and end up feeling jittery and light-headed? The answer lies in the ability to metabolise toxins. Some people can metabolise them well, others can’t. Thats why when taking any medication you have to take care – you may be the one who can’t metabolise it well and suffer an adverse reaction. This isn’t unusual – in USA 6.7% of hospitalized patients suffer an adverse reaction to correctly administered medications.

What The Professionals Say About Acupuncture

Anyone experiencing chronic pain deserves to know that acupuncture is an effective treatment option for pain management available at a relatively low cost. Whether you’re trying to avoid unpronounceable ingredients, the possibility of addiction, or if you’re just curious about what an alternative treatment can offer you, acupuncture is an important tool in our pain management arsenal and should be used as a first-line resource, particularly for those with chronic pain issues. Don’t let fear of needles stop you. Acupuncture may be exactly what you need to ease your pain

Dr Constance Scharff, Director Of Addiction Research
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I think the benefit of acupuncture is clear, and the complications and potential adverse effects of acupuncture are low compared with medication

Dr. Lucy Chen, Anesthesiologist, specialist in pain medicine, acupuncturist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
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I think it’s fair to say that acupuncture is here to stay. It’s going to be a permanent addition to our tool box…Right now, we have a pretty solid foundation for the efficacy of acupuncture for headache, osteoarthritis (OA), and musculoskeletal conditions

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD, clinical professor of anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego.
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Gower Acupuncture Migraine Guide

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