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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used to treat numerous conditions such as back pain, headaches, strains, sprains, neck pain, knee pain and more!


Acupuncture is a technique that aims to stimulate the healing process in tissues by inserting thin needles into targeted areas. Acupuncture can trigger the release of endorphins to help decrease pain and inflammation, normalize nerve pathways and aid in restoring muscle strength and movement.


There are numerous ways to use acupuncture. The traditional process involves inserting needles along meridians in your body to stimulate the flow of Qi and blood. Another way to use acupuncture is dry needling. This involves inserting the needles directly into a trigger point (aka: knot) in a muscle. The direct stimulation of the trigger point reduces its size and allows the muscle to relax.


If you’re interested in trying acupuncture, book an appointment today!




References:

Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi M, Ansari NN, Naghdi S, Olyaei G, Nourbakhsh MR. Therapeutic effects of dry needling in patients with upper trapezius myofascial trigger points. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2017 Apr 1;35(2):85-92.


https://www.healthline.com/health/acupuncture-how-does-it-work-scientifically


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