What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin, fine needles into the body to stimulate musculoskeletal points. Acupuncture is often recommended by practitioners for the treatment of chronic pain, including back and neck pain, muscle and joint pain, and chronic headaches.
Scientific studies have proven the clinical effects of acupuncture in reducing pain. By stimulating the acupuncture needle with manual or electrical manipulation, a neurological response is produced. The stimulation causes the body to produce higher levels of the body's natural pain killers, endorphins and enkephalons. Acupuncture also stimulates increased blood flow, reduces muscular trigger points and reduces deep scar tissue, all to promote healing in the area.
What conditions respond well to Acupuncture
* Neck pain and radiating arm pain
* Back pain and sciatica
* Shoulder pain
* Elbow pain (Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow)
* Wrist Pain
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Hip Pain
* Knee Pain
* Foot and Ankle Pain
* Sprains and Strains
* Plantar Fasciitis