Contemporary medical acupuncture is an adaptation on the traditional Chinese approach with the goal of inserting needles into anatomically defined insertion sites instead of meridians. This requires the healthcare practitioner to have an in-depth anatomical knowledge.
How is Medical Acupuncture Different from Traditional Acupuncture?
Contemporary medical acupuncture incorporates electricity to stimulated the acupuncture needles in order to modulate the activity of the nerves, vessels, endocrine, exocrine and the immune system. It is this neuromodulation of the peripheral and central nervous system that allows Contemporary Medical Acupuncture to be an effective treatment for many functional issues, pain syndromes and diseases.
What are the Benefits of Medical Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective as a primary intervention or in a combination with other therapies. In addition, acupuncture has been shown to produce a number of non-specific effects. What this means is that acupuncture has been shown to beneficial at treating acute/chronic injures, as well as having generalized benefits for the whole body.
What Injuries Does Medical Acupuncture Treat?
- Golfers elbow
- Headaches: Cervicogenic, Migraines, Tension Headache
- Low back pain
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Neck pain
- Repetitive strain Injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Tennis elbow
Adapted from Contemporary Medical Acupuncture