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Acupuncture in Bath

Acupuncture (dry needling) is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. If you're looking for a natural way to relieve pain and improve your overall well-being, acupuncture might be worth exploring.


Located in Bath, Hybrid Health offers professional acupuncture or dry needling treatment to help with your injury, pain or muscle tension. After a consultation and assessment, the physiotherapist will go through the areas that would most benefit you, together with the hybrid approach of other complimentary treatments such as soft tissue massage.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation.

How does acupuncture dry needling work? When a skilled practitioner inserts the needles into trigger points, it can stimulate the release of tension and promote blood flow to the area. This process helps to relax tight muscles, reduce pain and enhance the body's natural healing response.

Acupuncture within physiotherapy is implemented in accordance with clinical and research evidence. Western medical acupuncture was later derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] which is an ancient system of medicine which dates as far back as 1000BC. TCM founded the concept of treating specific points along the body where unseen energy pathways could be stimulated with a needle to effect energy (qi) within the body in order to support the body back to optimal health.  

Please note this is different to traditional Eastern Acupuncture. Unlike traditional acupuncture, which is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, dry needling focuses on targeting trigger points in the muscles and connective tissues to alleviate pain and improve function.

Acupuncture treatment in Bath

Both dry needling and acupuncture are similar in nature, however dry needling is used to help reduce muscle tension by stimulating the needles in a trigger point.

What conditions can acupuncture dry needling help with? Acupuncture dry needling can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain

  • Muscle spasms

  • Tension headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Sciatica

  • Sports injuries

In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion.

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Acupuncture Benefits:

  • Reduce pain & inflammation in multiple areas

  • Shoulder impingement

  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Muscle tension trigger points

  • Ligament strains

  • Tennis & Golfers elbow

  • Ankle Injuries such as ATFL

  • Achilles Tendinopathy 

Acupuncture Clinic

Hybrid Health offers acupuncture in central Bath. Our concept, the "Hybrid Approach" has been shaped by over 17 years of leading industry experience. ​

As a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatments (the Hybrid Approach) acupuncture provides an effective solution for many conditions.

Acupuncture is performed by extremely experienced physiotherapist Vicky Lewis-Baldy. The treatment is usually painless and clients often report a great sense of relaxation during and after acupuncture.


28 Milsom Street



Vicky Lewis-Baldy 

Owner/Chartered Physiotherapist

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