Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture taps into patterns of energy flowing throughout the body that are believed essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are credited responsible for many physical and emotional ailments.

What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a minimally invasive, non-painful treatment that works by modulating the nervous system to restore its function. Given the nervous system’s connection with nearly every cell in the body, acupuncture can be used to help with problems based in muscles or joints all over the body or in the organs of the abdomen and thorax. Acupuncture carries with it very few side effects when used by trained professionals. Acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique, that uses fine acupuncture needles that are inserted into the body, and stimulated with electricity for the purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system.

Acupuncture is a jab well done

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

How Does It Work?

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture primary benefit is to restore proper function of the nervous system by either the up-regulation or down-regulation of specific cellular functions.
To put it simply, if the nervous system is hyper-active as seen in stress and chronic pain cases or hypo-active as seen in muscle inhibition and weakness, we need to bring it back to a normal, optimal level of function by either turning it down or turning it up respectively.

Essentially, we are adjusting the “dimmer” switch you would use in a home for controlling the level of light output.
Acupuncture aims to bridge the gap between classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine to achieve their ultimate integration. Quite often you will see this technique referred to as, Neurofunctional Acupuncture because it is rooted on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology.

When should I go see an Acupuncturist?

Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Dental pain
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Labor pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
  • Pregnancy and fertility
  • Stress Relief
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Sciatica
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight loss

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