Contemporary acupuncture is a natural painkiller typically used in conjunction with other modalities. An acupuncturist uses fine, solid needles to stimulate, either manually or with electricity, defined neurofunctional sites. The purpose of acupuncture is to release chemicals in the brain, muscles, and spinal cord to change how the patient experiences pain.
Needles can be inserted into various points in the body, including hands, feet, body, arms, and scalp. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow, which can also encourage healing.
Acupuncture has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine and is one of the oldest forms of health care. The concept originated with the belief that everything is interconnected, what happens in what part of the body affects all the other parts of the body.
Accupuncture can help reduce:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Leg pain
- Back pain