Acupuncture stimulates the nerves, muscles and connective tissue to increase the body’s own healing process.
In Western medicine there has been many studies into the science behind acupuncture and how it works. Acupuncture points lay over parts of the body where nerves, muscles and connective tissue are best stimulated. The stimulation of these areas can increase blood flow, trigger the body’s natural painkillers, stimulate the body’s nervous system and connective tissues and increase the body’s healing process.
Acupuncture is completed with the use of sterile/disposable needles that are inserted into the body at points that are specific to the goals of treatment. The needles are left in for approximately 15-20 minutes before they are taken out and are disposed.
Acupuncture can be effective for:
- Pain (in any area of the body)
- Frozen shoulder
- Concussion management and symptoms
- Headaches and some forms of migraines
- Rheumatoid arthritis/ankylosing spondylitis
- Muscle and joint dysfunctions
- Labor pain and fetal positioning
- Scar reduction
- Chemotherapy nausea and vomiting