Acupuncture treatment is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been adapted by western medicine to treat muscle and joint conditions. Our acupuncture provider will assess your condition and determine if acupuncture is right for you.
The treatment involves stimulating specific points on the body to relieve pain in both the area of the needling and areas further away. We use ultra-thin needles to penetrate the skin and activate specific points in the body. Unlike hypodermic needles that cut the tissue, acupuncture needles simply separate tissue, so it is essentially painless.
The goals of medical acupuncture treatment are to provide clinical improvement of your condition and symptoms through the activation of the body’s natural pain control and healing mechanisms. The modern scientific explanation is the needling of the points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. Considerable evidence has found that acupuncture initiates the release of the body’s natural pain control chemicals, opioid peptides, which create an analgesic effect. It does not just ‘mask’ the pain.
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