- Reduction of muscular tension
- Deactivation of trigger points
- Increased circulation
- Release of natural pain reducing hormones
- Immune healing response
- Reduction of Headaches and Migraines
Also known as Intramuscular Needling or Dry Needling, Medical Acupuncture is not to be confused with Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture (TCM). Although they share some similarities, they are not the same thing.
Medical acupuncture is based on Western science with a detailed understanding of anatomy and physiology. It works on a number of physiological levels and is a fast, safe and effective way to achieve deep muscular relaxation, tension relief and the release of active trigger points.
To put ones mind at rest, receiving Medical Acupuncture is very different to normal hypodermic needle injections. Acupuncture needles have a maximum diameter of 0.5mm and are therefore a lot less uncomfortable. Patients often don't feel the insertion of a needle but may experience a slight sting. An involuntary muscle twitch response should be felt and sometimes a cramping feeling or dull ache which should soon subside. A full consultation will always be taken beforehand to establish any contraindications to treatment.
For more information you can read my blog: Medical Acupuncture - A Layman's Explanation