Medical acupuncture is a modern treatment approach founded in concepts of neurology, anatomy and physiology. Medical acupuncture involves the strategic placement of sterile needles into the body based on both the traditional Chinese approach as well as including points that are anatomically and neurologically connected to your specific source of pain or illness. Electrical stimulation on the needles, gua-sha or cupping are often used to enhance beneficial results.
Medical acupuncture has been shown to inducing an overall relaxation state and sense of well-being by
- helping with muscle relaxation
- improving pain
- altering your neuroendocrine responses
- calming you autonomic activity (‘fight or flight’ response)