What is Acupuncture?

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicine technique where fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect.

What is it?

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicine technique where fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect

How does it work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating peripheral nerves in order to reduce pain and dysfunction. Its effects are achieved through the regulation of the nervous system and the production of endorphins which block pain pathways in the body. This results in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s regulation systems.

What can I expect from an acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of a thin acupuncture needle into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected; the needle alone creates the beneficial effects of acupuncture.

Does it hurt?

A ‘painless needle insertion’ is the goal during an acupuncture treatment. Patients often will not feel the needle insertion, however when the tissue is tender and inflamed, it is not uncommon to feel a brief sensation at the location where the needle was inserted.

 

Can acupuncture help you?

Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions. It is an effective therapy for many musculoskeletal complaints such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, muscle tension, nerve pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis and sports injuries. 

It is also effective in treating chronic pain, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, digestive disorders, menstrual and reproductive problems.

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