Medical Acupuncture - Southampton, Hedge End & Fareham
Medical Acupuncture in Southampton Portsmouth & Surrounding areas
What is Medical Acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture is a modern treatment approach founded in concepts of neurology, anatomy and physiology. Similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture, medical acupuncture involves the strategic placement of sterile needles into various locations in the body.
The major difference between the two forms of acupuncture is that medical acupuncture is that the selection of acupuncture points is based both on the traditional Chinese approach as well as including points that are anatomically and neurologically connected to your specific source of pain.
Medical acupuncture has been shown to have beneficial results by inducing muscle relaxation, modulating pain, altering your neuroendocrine responses and changing you autonomic activity (‘fight or flight’ response) resulting in an overall relaxation and a feeling of well-being.
Medical acupuncture is commonly used by medical doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists and remedial therapists in the treatment of chronic pain, or as an adjunct to their regular treatment regime.
What can be treated with Medical Acupuncture?
Recent research has found acupuncture to have positive results in the treatment of chronic low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, and management of chronic pain conditions.
Other musculoskeletal conditions commonly treated with medical acupuncture include:
- rotator cuff injuries,
- muscle strains,
- joint sprains,
- headaches and
- repetitive strain injuries.
As previously mentioned, medical acupuncture helps to restore your body’s natural nerve and muscle tone, increases blood flow and provides pain relief for chronic conditions.
In general, further improvement follows within a few days; however, the effects of this technique can be immediate. Repeated treatments are necessary to see full pain relief in most cases.