Contemporary medical acupuncture is a technique focused around modulating abnormal activity of both the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into particular sites around the body, which has an effect on various nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. These needles can then be stimulated manually or with electricity to help alleviate pain.
The benefits of acupuncture include improved blood flow and tissue oxygenation, decreased muscle tension, and improve muscle and nerve function. Acupuncture is often used in combination with other forms of treatment, and has been proven to be effective in treating conditions ranging from headaches, neck and low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, sprained ankles and more.
- Chronic back/neck pain
- Hip pain
- Radiculopathy (neurological pain originating from the back/neck)
- Muscle tightness
- Ankle sprains
- TMJ/Jaw pain
- And much more…