Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points along the body. It is an effective, pain-free, treatment modality based on the concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. Acupuncture is often used in combination with other forms of treatment, such as chiropractic manipulation or mobilization, and soft tissue therapy.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture has been an effective form of alternative therapy used for thousands of years and has a very low occurrence of complications. The needles are sterile and disposable, which means they are only used once. Your therapist will discuss any concerns or contraindications prior to treatment.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the body that are responsible for relieving pain and tight muscles, improving blood circulation and tissue healing, and decreasing inflammation and overall stress. These benefits are often enhanced through mechanical or electrical stimulation. A typical treatment takes 20-30 minutes, depending on your condition.