Contemporary acupuncture is used to stimulate peripheral nerves in order to reduce pain and dysfunction of the nervous system. The insertion of thin needles into specific anatomical targets can help increase blood flow to tissue and relax muscle tension. The needles also result in endorphin release, the body’s natural pain relieving chemicals. Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue dysfunction, both acute and chronic. In some cases, electro-acupuncture is used to enhance the effects of the needles on the nervous system and soft tissue structures. This type of treatment increases pain relief, restores motor activity and strength, and facilitates normal muscle recruitment patterns.
What can acupuncture help with?
– Muscular pain
– Back pain/shoulder/joint problems
– Menstrual irregularities and gynaecological issues
– Bowel problems/Digestive issues
– Mood swings/low mood
– Tiredness/Sleeping problems