Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice, originating in China more than 2,000 years ago. It uses metal needles to stimulate points in the body, often with the addition of manual manipulation, heat or electrical stimulation
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a technique falling somewhere in between Traditional Acupuncture and Contemporary Medicine. This technique is often referred to as neurofunctional acupuncture because of its integration of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. It is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which a fine needle is inserted into a defined area in order to affect the nervous system, endocrine/exocrine system, immune system, pain syndromes, functional problems, and any disease in which modulatory mechanisms are available.
This technique is mostly gentle and can be modulated in intensity depending on the effect desired. The needle can be stationary, used with manual stimulation (dry needling), or electrical stimulation. This technique is often used in conjunction with ART, chiropractic, and rehabilitation.
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture treatment has been very well studied in both eastern and western medicine. The benefits have been scientifically proven and can be used to benefit conditions such as chronic pain, migraines, sport-specific injuries, nerve conditions, muscles tears, ligaments strains, Achilles tendonitis, knees pain, rotator cuff dysfunction, inflammation, digestive disorders, anxiety, etc.