Neuro-functional (the function of the body in relation to nerve function)
Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a therapeutic intervention that is used to treat specific health dysfunctions (i.e. musckuloskeletal pain, movement disorders, chronic pain, sports injuries, functional issues, stress related disorders, dysregulation issues, headaches, etc.). Acupuncture is the insertion of single-use, stainless steel needles through the skin, into the human body for therapeutic purposes.
What is Medical Acupuncture?
Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which acupuncture needles are inserted into pre-defined neuro-functional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the purpose of regulating abnormal activity of the nervous system in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any some diseases.
Our therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identifying neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms. Sometimes treatments result in disappearance of the symptoms and other times results in permanent resolution of the dysfunction, especially when dysregulation of the nervous system was the underlying pathophysiological mechanism.
Medical Acupuncture is a physiological intervention similar to exercise that elicits existing available regulatory mechanisms through the up-regulation and down-regulation of specific cellular processes. These cellular processes cannot be forced upon the body, which occurs with administration of pharmacological substances.
What are the benefits of Medical Acupuncture for patients?
Acupuncture can be effective as a solitary treatment, or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:
According to the scientific literature, acupuncture is one of the safest therapies in the hands of well-trained health care professionals.
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