Medical Acupuncture – Simon’s Answers To Common Patient Questions

How does Acupuncture work?

Needling activates specific nerve endings within the muscles - this triggers the release of substances which improve blood flow to the area, reduces pain and inflammation and promotes healing.

Needling also has effects within the CNS which further reduces pain, eases muscle tension and can promote a sense of wellbeing.

2 Hz EA - Adding gentle low frequency electrical stimulation enhances the segmental and central analgesic effects of needling by activating the central nervous system in a way similar to exercise

Pointer Excel 11 - Using a point stimulator can enhance the local sensory and mechanical effects of needling which lead to a quicker deactivation or trigger points and taut bands of muscle

What’s the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?

Medical Acupuncture is the use of needling in a scientific medical context having made an orthodox medical diagnosis. Dry Needling implies that the needles are being used to treat muscle pain due to trigger points and may be considered a medical acupuncture technique.

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