Acupuncture has a very long and successful track record of treating pain. In fact, when most people think of acupuncture, they think of the treatment of pain. It is today, one of the most powerful and highly respected pain altering modalities worldwide.
Much research has shown that acupuncture is a significant therapeutic option to pain and sports issues. An effective and natural way, not only to reduce the pain, but also increase range of motion, as well as, help with decreasing the edema involved.
According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million American adults have used acupuncture -- an impressive number considering only an estimated 2.1 million American adults had used acupuncture in the year before.
The NIH (National Health Organization) and the WHO (World Health Organization) have both given formal approval of the effectiveness in the use of acupuncture for the following pain and sports related conditions:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Facial pain / spasm
Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
Low back pain
Neck pain / tension
Periarthritis of the shoulder
Rotator cuff syndrome
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Treatment techniques which may be incorporated in your acupuncture session:
Trigger Point Acupuncture "Dry Needling"
A technique used to effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal
conditions by inserting an acupuncture needle into the trigger point/s that are harboring
in the muscle or muscles. It will help to permanently reduce muscle pain and dysfunction.
A technique that applies low frequency electrical currents to the acupuncture needles
that have been inserted at specific points on the body, in order to stimulate them.
It effectively reduces chronic pain.
Cupping is an ancient technique in which a partial vacuum is created in cups placed
on the skin either by means of heat or suction. They will be left stationary on the
area or a sliding method may be used. This will help promote circulation to the
affected area in order to speed up the healing process.
Massage & Sretching