What It Is:
Contemporary Medical acupuncture has taken the traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture points and applied them in a clinically relevant way to treat many conditions. Acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique in which fine needles are inserted into anatomical locations that will cause a neurological response. We use certain acupuncture points that anatomically relate to your condition, targeting specific nerves, muscles, ligaments and other structures. The needles can be stimulated with electricity for added effectiveness –without pain or discomfort.
How It Works:
Through the study of anatomy and physiology, needles are inserted at very specific points on the body.
As a result, the body releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin into the muscles and spinal cord.
The endorphins help to block the pain pathways from the brain and cause improved function of the body. Acupuncture also increases the local blood flow to encourage tissue healing and pain reduction.
What It Is Used For
Acupuncture has helped millions of people around the world with pain and dysfunction that result from both new and old musculoskeletal problems.
Some of the conditions we treat with acupuncture are:
- Muscle injuries, sprains, strains
- Back pain from injury, herniated disc and improper alignment
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
- Knee, ankle and foot pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches and Migraines
- Tennis elbow, Sciatica, Tendonitis
- Acute or chronic pain
- Many other conditions
Acupuncture can help your body function properly; improve your mental, emotional well-being and your physical balance. It promotes natural healing without the use of drugs. Acupuncture restores normal motion and function, relieves muscle spasms, removes irritation at the spine and joints and desensitizes structures that are super sensitive.
Don’t let the thought of needles scare you! We only use disposable needles which are as thin as a human hair.
Acupuncture is actually painless and can provide great relief when the soft tissue is too inflamed or painful to manipulate.
Acupuncture is a safe and proven treatment method for those who want to avoid medication or surgery.
Book your appointment today at Pinnacle Health Therapies to try an Acupuncture treatment or to discuss your other options for pain relief and improved health.