Medical acupuncture involves the use of both traditional Chinese medicine techniques and evidence based concepts in acupuncture to treat many types of conditions. It is a very safe, relaxing, and effective alternative to traditional medication.
Acupuncture involves inserting fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body, but may include sites far from the injured area. Needles can then be rotated or stimulated with a current to enhance the effects.
The benefits of acupuncture are many and varied. Acupuncture can be used to treat conditions related to stress, allergies, and many acute or chronic injuries. Acupuncture can also be used to decrease or relieve pain, decrease inflammation, alter movement patterns, improve performance, and encourage natural healing through.
Some of the conditions treated by acupuncture include:
• Acute/chronic pain (e.g., strains, sprains, osteoarthritis)
• Nerve referral pain (e.g., sciatic/disc herniation pain)
• Allergies (e.g., seasonal/ragweed)
• Headaches (e.g., migraine or tension type headaches)
• Frozen shoulder