Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality often used together with and to complement other soft tissue modalities to help reduce muscular tightness. By using the needles to stimulate localised spasms in the muscles, otherwise known as trigger points or knots, the reflex response initiates an increase in blood flow local to the needle, the release of endorphins to reduce pain and muscle relaxation. This can be very useful in instances when there is tightness in deep muscle as a response can be initiated before soft tissue techniques are used. 

Medical Acupuncture does not follow Traditional Chinese Acupuncture principals of treatment using meridian and Qi (energy lines) in the body but focuses on current anatomy, pathology and physiology of the body built on the principles of evidence based medicine.