Acupuncture is the use of very fine, sterile, stainless steel needles inserted at various points around the body. Modern research has shown that acupuncture has wide reaching effects throughout the body. It promotes local and systemic blood circulation, influences the central nervous system, stimulates dopamine production, speeds the healing process from traumatic injury, can restore hormone balance, and helps bring the body back to a state of rest and balance by impacting the parasympathetic nervous system. This makes acupuncture a versatile method of healing that can treat a wide range of disease states in the body.
Orthopedic and Dry Needling
Acupuncture needles are often used in treating musculoskeletal pain and weakness by stimulating trigger and motor points to release tight contracted bands of muscle. This method of treatment is looking at muscle anatomy and innervation to restore proper function and mobility. This style and method of therapy can be useful for many pain conditions, and is an effective therapy for athletes who are concerned with optimizing recovery times and maintaining peak performance.