Clinical acupuncture is acupuncture based on a scientific approach. You are only treated after a thorough physical examination is conducted and conventional medical diagnosis has been made.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterilized, thin needles into selected areas of the body where nerves and their receptors are found.
Acupuncture has several benefits:
- activates natural pain control and healing mechanisms of the body (ie endorphin release)
- improves blood flow
- decreases muscular tension/knots
- restores muscular activity and reduces muscle inhibition
- restores neurological functioning
Acupuncture is effective in treating a number of disorders including but not limited to:
- tension and “knots” in muscles
- neck and back pain
- frozen shoulder/impingement/rotator cuff strain
- tennis and golfer’s elbow
- sports injuries
- sensations of numbness and tingling