Medical Acupuncture Explained

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a safe, natural, and clinically effective option for the treatment of a variety of common orthopedic and functional health conditions.  It involves the insertion of very thin needles over carefully selected areas of the body where nerves and their receptors are found.  This stimulates numerous responses in the central nervous system (scientifically documented), that are of potential benefit for many conditions.

Contemporary Acupuncture works by activation of the natural pain control and healing mechanisms of the body.  It improves local circulation and muscle nutrition, restoring muscle strength and decreasing pain.  Acupuncture normalizes nerve communication at many levels of the central nervous system, resulting in better hormonal, visceral and muscular activity, and a higher sense of well being and relaxation.

Medical acupuncture is effective in treating;
  • Headaches

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Pain Management

  • Acute and Chronic Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Tennis/Golfers elbow

  • Muscle and Joint Pain

  • Low Back and Neck Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Pelvic Pain / Urinary Problems

  • Digestive Problems

  • Mood Problems

  • Addictions

  • Menstrual Problems / Hot Flashes

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Explained


Unlike Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has a broader scope of practice and is used to treat conditions beyond those that are musculoskeletal in nature.  TCM Acupuncture works on the principal of unblocking chi (ch’i or qi) by inserting needles at particular points on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang. Chi is an energy that allegedly permeates all things. It is believed to flow through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians.

When yin and yang are in harmony, chi flows freely within the body and a person is healthy. When a person is sick, diseased, or injured, there is an obstruction of chi along one of the meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine has identified some 500 specific points where needles are to be inserted for specific effects.

Chinese acupuncture is effective in treating;
  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Pain Management

  • Headaches

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Digestive Issues / Condition

  • Balancing Energy

  • Fertility

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