Sports Injury Acupuncture In Swansea
  • Improving range Of Movement
  • Promoting healing
  • Managing pain
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, increasing mobility and promoting cartilage growth in osteo-arthritis.

Comments From Some Of My Patients

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Having never even considered acupuncture before, I can say I am very impressed with the results, Tim as a therapist is so thorough and treated areas that I didn’t even mention in consultation, very intuitive. Tim has also really helped me in offering advice on exercise to suit my injuries and build strength and reassurance. A really positive experience which I would thourougly recommend.

Anne Pitman

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 at Gower Acupuncture has repeatedly helped me with sports injury rehab and therapy using massage and acupuncture. Sometimes if muscle tissue is too deep for a massage to resolve , deep tissue acupuncture can get to the root of that painful and annoying knot and dissolve the pain.

Matt Barker-Smith

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

How Does It Work?

Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms of sports injuries, such as pain and inflammation by:

  • stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors (e.g. neuropeptide Y, serotonin), and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Pomeranz 1987, Han 2004, Zhao 2008, Zhou 2008, Lee 2009, Cheng 2009);
  • delivering analgesia via alpha-adrenoceptor mechanisms (Koo 2008);
  • increasing the release of adenosine, which has antinociceptive properties (Goldman 2010);
  • modulating the limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network (Hui 2009);
  • reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003);
  • improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local microcirculation (Komori 2009), which aids dispersal of swelling.

What The Professionals Say About Acupuncture

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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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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