Western Medical Acupuncture combines methods from traditional Chinese acupuncture with the contemporary research of anatomy, neurology, physiology, pathology and evidence-based medicine.Read More
Acupuncture therapy is a form of treatment in which multiple hair-thin needles are inserted in the skin at specific points and in various depths. The needles are left in place to take effect for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or as determined by the practitioner.
Our therapists complete extensive training and stay up-to-date on the most current research and application methods. Acupuncture is a growing field of treatment and its efficacy continues to be recognized in relation for a range of conditions.
There is a growing body of research that indicates acupuncture is successful in promoting recovery and treating pain in many regions of the body, including many types of chronic pain. Patients report that acupuncture reduces stiffness and soreness in the treated areas, allowing daily activities to resume with less strain.
One of the primary uses of acupuncture is treating acute muscle pain. Symptoms of muscle pain include tenderness, swelling, bruising and redness. Muscle pain can be debilitating. Acupuncture stimulation can release neuropeptides and endorphins to treat muscles, activating the healing process.
Pain of the joints can also be lessened by regular acupuncture treatment. Applying acupuncture to areas in and around the joints works by affecting neurotransmitters, hormone levels, and the immune system. Sufferers of arthritis have seen the benefits of acupuncture through regular treatment in combination with other medical interventions such as anti-inflammatory treatment.
Acupuncture is beneficial as part of managing postoperative pain. After an operation, the body is weak. Managing your recovery is just as crucial as the procedure itself. Acupuncture can accompany and supplement other postoperative treatments can involve taking pain medication or a specialized diet.
Acupuncture therapy can involve temporary discomfort.Read More
Patients report that the discomfort fades quickly, and is followed by a pleasant sensation of relaxation and release in the treated areas.
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