Learn more about Acupuncture.

About Acupuncture

Designed to alleviate pain, inflammation and correct imbalances in the body.

Acupuncture is considered to be a gentle, safe, effective and a natural method of treating many conditions and is now widely used and accepted all over the world. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific acupuncture points, known as meridians, with very fine stainless-steel needles in order to manage/alleviate pain and inflammation and correct imbalances in the body.

Scientific research and clinical evidence have shown that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.

Acupuncture is good for treating…

  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Work related aches and pain

Treatment durations from 30 – 90 mins. For prices, please contact James directly on Tel: 07835 120235 or Email: We accept cash, card or cheque.

Treatment room at the Pavilion in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend an appointment. Same day cancellations or no-shows will be billed at the price of the treatment booked.


Below are answers to the most common questions we receive about our exercise rehabilitation services. If you have any further questions, please, in the first instance use the contact form below or email

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture rarely ‘hurts’. The most that people experience is a dull ache around the base of the inserted needle, or a slight tingling feeling when the needle is inserted. Points at the extremities, like toe or finger ends, can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief.

Are there any restrictions on who can have acupuncture?

Yes there are, please contact us with any concerns you may have.

Is acupuncture safe?

There are very few side effects from acupuncture when practised by a fully qualified practitioner. Any minor side effects that do occur, such as dizziness or bruising around needle points, are mild and self-correcting.

How many sessions are typically required?

This really does depend on the reason for treatment, anything from 2 sessions upwards.

What type of injuries can you treat?

Everything from a strained ankle or muscle to severe back pain and sciatica, frozen shoulders to repetitive strain injuries. The list is endless.

Contact Body Mechanics

Interested in the services Body Mechanics can provide? Use the contact details below and email our team. You will then be contacted by James Bamford who will discuss with you your requirements and suggest the best treatment solution for you based on your specific requirments. Please note, this could take up to 24 hours.

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