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What is Medical Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is a medical technique generally known for the process of inserting very fine, solid, metallic needles into the body through the skin. This medical technique can be used to treat a variety of issues. The needles can be left in place for varying periods of time and can also be manipulated by hand or electrical stimulation.

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Benefits of Medical Acupuncture

Current research shows that it has an influence on most of the body's systems - the nervous system, circulation, muscle tone, hormone outputs, antibody production and allergic responses, and the respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems.

Acupuncture is an effective painkiller - it stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle and increases the body's release of endorphin and serotonin (natural painkillers) in the pain pathways of the spinal cord and the brain. Acupuncture is therefore commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain such as back
pain, shoulder pain, neck, and leg pain It is also successfully used to treat headaches, migraines trapped nerves, chronic muscle strains, different types of sport injuries, arthritic and rheumatic pain.

Medical Acupuncture Use in Today's Medicine

Acupuncture is used by chiropractors, physiotherapists, and doctors in a traditional medical setting, having made a medical diagnosis first. Acupuncture is a powerful therapy and is generally considered safer than most conventional treatments. Acupuncture should only be used by trained practitioners who can adequately assess the risks and benefits of applying the therapy to specific medical conditions.