Acupuncture is an effective and proven medicine that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. It encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which has the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. These methods collectively promote healing and physiological balances that aid body achieves homeostasis.
Types of Acupuncture
Electro-Acupuncture is the use of small electrical currents through the acupuncture needles. Electro-stimulation is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance a treatment. Electro-acupuncture has been proven to decrease pain, accelerate tissue healing, and significantly reduce inflammation, edema, and swelling.
DRY NEEDLING & TRIGGER POINTS ACUPUNCTURE
Dry needling and trigger point acupuncture is placing needles in trigger points in muscles or tissues to relaese the knot and relieve muscle spasms and pain. Trigger points are involuntary tight tender spots in a contracted muscle. This creates pain and dysfunction within the muscle. Dry needling and trigger point acupuncture is mostly used today for pain related conditions.
Points in the ear correspond to areas of the body and to certain disharmonies. This system is commonly used for pain control and drug, alcohol, and nicotine addictions.