What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is traditionally a Chinese Medicine Technique that involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into the skin. At our clinic we use a form of acupuncture called Western Acupuncture which uses the same type of needles but treatment is based on a western medical diagnosis. A further variation used in the clinic is called “dry needling” in which the needle is used to stimulate anatomically based targets in the tissues such as muscles, tendons or fascia rather than specific acupuncture points.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Several scientific explanations for how acupuncture work exist:
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce it’s own pain and stress relieving chemicals such as endorphins and oxytocin. Melatonin can also be released which can help sleep and the release of serotonin which encourages a sense of well being.
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