Medical acupuncture combines traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques with modern-day evidence-based medicine. Current research in anatomy, neurology, physiology, and pathology are the foundation of contemporary medical acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a technique in which sterile, thin, metal needles are inserted into the body. The insertion points are carefully selected by the practitioner biased on your condition and treatment goals. Once the needles are inserted, they can be left as is or electrical stimulation may be attached to them (electroacupuncture).
Acupuncture works through effecting neurotransmitters, hormones, and the immune response, promoting the release of endorphins and neuropeptides. It is designed to help your nervous system achieve balance! This makes it an effective treatment technique to reduce pain and inflammation, promote tissue healing, alleviate muscle tension, improve range of motion and scar tissue organization, and enhance overall function and performance.
Medical acupuncture is used in combination with other treatment techniques to provide you with optimal results.