Acupuncture is a technique based on Traditional Chinese Medicine which successfully treats pain through the insertion of needles at specific acupuncture points to balance the body‚Äôs Chi.
Acupuncture is a safe, drug free intervention and painless procedure in which very fine needles are inserted at particular acupuncture points on the body to relieve the symptoms of various physical and psychological conditions, particularly for both acute injuries and chronic conditions resilient to other treatments.
Current research shows that it has an influence on most of the body’s systems – the nervous system, circulation, muscle tone, hormone outputs, antibody production and allergic responses, and the respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems.
As an effective painkiller – Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle and increases the body’s release of endorphin and serotonin (natural painkillers) in the pain pathways of the spinal cord and the brain.
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat¬†musculoskeletal pain such as
- back pain
- shoulder pain
- neck and leg pain
It is also successfully used to treat
- trapped nerves
- chronic muscle strains
- different types of sport injuries
- arthritic and rheumatic pain