Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting very fine, one-time-use, sterile, stainless steel needles into the body. The goals of acupuncture are to minimize and relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and to improve function by encouraging the body to release its own pain relieving chemicals (endorphins). By doing this, the body is stimulating its own natural healing abilities, by improving its own energy and biochemical balance.
Acupuncture can be used to treat both acute and chronic pain and/or injuries, and is most effective when combined with (or as a supplement to) a manual therapy.
Acupuncture has been found to be very beneficial to treating a variety of musculoskeletal problems including:
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
Chinese scalp acupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique that integrates traditional Chinese needling methods with Western medical knowledge of representative areas of the cerebral cortex. In a scalp acupuncture treatment, needles are applied to the acupuncture areas on the head to restore the functions of the brain and body. The needles strengthen body and tissue function, so as to prevent and treat different conditions.
Scalp acupuncture often produces remarkable results with just a few needles.