Acupuncture involves the insertion of as few as one, but more typically several fine needles below the dermis (skin) to affect the musculoskeletal system in dysfunction. There is evidence that acupuncture can improve local and regional blood flow. It causes the release of endorphins, our natural pain blocking chemicals to ease pain and suffering.
Acupuncture points are very specific areas of low electrical resistance along pathways called meridians. Stimulation of these points can have an effect far removed from the needle insertion site and restore balance to the system. The existence of these long pathways helps to explain why needles in the top of the foot can relieve dental pain, for example. Acupuncture can help calm down a ramped up autonomic nervous system or energize a low energy chronic pain condition.
We use only sterile, single use needles in our facility and have over 20 years of experience in using acupuncture to complement your rehabilitation program.