Acupuncture is one component of Traditional Chinese Medicine which aims to balance energy in the body in order to keep it functional and healthy. This therapeutic method is used to:
- Encourage natural healing
- Reduce or relieve pain
- Improve function of affected areas of the body
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic. It is very effective when used in conjunction with massage therapy.
Medical acupuncture respects our contemporary understanding of the physiology of pain and neuromuscular anatomy while incorporating the classical Chinese philosophy of an innate circulation network of energy called qi. It is a great method of encouraging the body to promote healing and restoring health and function
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a scientific refinement for the treatment of pain conditions, as well as performance and sports injuries. Research is ongoing to demonstrate that acupuncture has the following effects:
- Promotes healing of the joints, nerves, muscles, and other soft tissues
- Decreases pain and inflammation
- Increases circulation and promotes tissue healing
- Increases range of motion
- Increases strength