What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in the Far East around 2000 years ago and found its way into the Western world in the 19th century. The western version is known as Medical Acupuncture or Dry Needling.
Acupuncture involves the use of fine needles being inserted through the skin into muscles and left for a period of time with the help from manual stimulation. the length and number of needles used varies depending on condition and muscle type.
Acupuncture stimulates the nerve endings in the skin, muscles and other tissues which can provide and variety of effects. One of the effects is that it releases natural body painkillers such as Endorphins and Serotonin in the Spinal cord and Brain.
Studies show that Acupuncture can have an effect on many of the bodies systems such as the nervous and circulatory systems. It is also known to help with muscle tone and spasms, hormone production, allergic responses as well as digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
Acupuncture can help with musculoskeletal pain and give relief to chronic low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, knee pain as well as helping with migraines and headaches.