ACCUPUNCTURE

The Origins of Acupuncture

The origins of acupuncture are a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient system of medicines that dates back at least as far as 1000 BC.

It is used all over the world to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as spinal (headaches neck and back pain), upper limb disorders (frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, tendinosis – tennis and golfer elbow), lower limb knee, foot and ankle, chronic pain.

What are the Effects of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is used for its analgesic effects (ability to reduce pain), it also actively improves rates of healing and recovery therefore enhancing treatment outcomes for patients.

Evidence based research to support this is continuing to grow confirming the positive effects of acupuncture. Our bodies naturally produce pain relieving chemicals such as Endorphins, Melatonin and Serotonin. These chemicals are produced when acupuncture needles stimulate various physiological mechanisms in the central nervous system.

Acupuncture has been proven to speed up then initial inflammatory response to promote secondary healing responses in injury i.e. ligament sprains and muscle tears.

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