Medical Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment method to treat musculoskeletal pain, movement disorders, sports injuries, functional problems, chronic pain, etc. It is used to help modulate pain by stimulating the nervous system.
What Can I Expect From An Acupuncture Treatment?
Your condition will be assessed and acupuncture points will be selected based on your neuro-function. Acupuncture treatments involve insertion of fine and sterile needles into specific areas of the skin. The insertions of these needles are to be painless but in some areas where the tissue is tender, a brief discomfort may be experienced by the patient.
Electro-acupuncture is also used in some cases which involves acupuncture needles to be electrically stimulated by a battery-powered machine. The machine consists of wires with small clips on the ends which are attached to the acupuncture needles. The needles are electrically stimulated through various voltages and frequencies. Electro-acupuncture helps to enhance the effect of acupuncture on the central nervous system.