Acupuncture is a type of Chinese medicine that revolves around the concept that energy, known as “chi”, flows around your body along pathways referred to as meridians. An acupuncturist understands that illnesses in the body happen when something interferes with or destabilises your chi. Acupuncture is a technique of unblocking or realigning your energy pathways and getting them back into balance.
Acupuncture stimulates your nervous system to ultimately release your natural pain relieving mechanisms (Opioids and Endorphins).
What happens during acupuncture?
The Therapist will look for specific landmarks on your body, with the help of various muscles or bones and put the needles into the appropriate location and will, therefore, use the correct “recipe” for that specific area the requires pain relief.
Is acupuncture painful?
You may experience a slight pressure as the needles go in. Most people find that acupuncture does not hurt at all. There may be a little numbness, soreness or tingling in that area. This is usually a sign of a positive reaction.
Once the needle is placed, the expert may roll the needle forwards and backwards very slowly and softly. This technique is used to keep stimulating the nervous system.
While acupuncture is mainly used to relieve pain naturally, it can be used to treat a host of other conditions. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment regimen or to complement another form of medicine or treatment.
Studies have found that acupuncture is effective for all muscular, ligament and tendon aches, sprains and pains, headaches, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and many more.
Whether you are new to acupuncture or have tried it before, the professionals in our clinic are here to help. Our therapists are highly trained and licensed by the AACP. We work closely with every patient because every case is unique. Contact us today and we shall help you attain your health and fitness goals faster.
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