What is acupuncture 

Acupuncture is one of the best-known complementary and alternative medicines and can be traced back more than 2000 years in China. 


How does it work? 

Acupuncture can work for patients in different ways. For instance, patients suffering from a traumatic brain injury can often have a range of complications that require cognitive, motor, communication, emotional and behavioural rehabilitation. Studies have shown that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment and rehabilitation tool for TBI. 

Studies have shown that acupuncture can cause multiple biological responses, including circulatory and biochemical effects. 

Acupuncture has also been shown to help improve the outcomes of post-concussion as well as improving clients:

  • Mood
  • Enabled clients to come off anti-depressants 
  • Positively impact pain and lead to reductions in pain medication
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve feelings of well-being
  • Reduce anxiety and panic attacks
  • Promote relaxation
  • Improve range of movement in arms. 

Further Information

For more information about our complimentary therapies please contact our rehabilitation team by email: [email protected] or call the office on 0161 707 6441.  

How to access our services? Referrals 

Self Referral 

Here at BASIC, we believe that everyone should have access to high-quality rehabilitation services after suffering from brain and spinal injury. We offer a range of services that are suitable for severe injuries to minor injuries. 

We offer everyone the opportunity access our charity, all you have to do is fill in one of our self-referral forms and let us help you. 

Click here to complete the form 

Professional Referral 

Our team embrace partnership work and are happy to share advice and work collaboratively, using our rehabilitation services with other agencies. 

We have a proven track record of working with partners on multiple rehabilitation projects, from delivering workshops on the CAREN and joint research projects with universities to working with case managers offering rehabilitation programmes to their clients. 

We have a range of specialist services available. 

To access any of our services please click here to fill out a professional referral form.