Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of therapy used to reduce pain and improve muscle function by placing thin, disposable needles into specific anatomic locations. It may also be combined with manual or electric stimulation to enhance the local and systemic (general) body effects. The needles help to normalize the local and central nervous systems to improve overall function and performance.

Our approach is based on a neuroanatomical model (nerves, muscles, joints and connective tissues) that has been adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own natural chemicals called endorphins that result in pain relief and healing while also improving mood and reducing stress.

This makes it effective in treating a variety of painful disorders including:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Headaches
  • Muscle strains and trigger points
  • Knee injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Sports injuries

It is used as a useful adjunct to chiropractic treatments, physiotherapy and massage therapy. For more information, please visit contemporary medical acupuncture website.

 

 

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