Medical Acupuncture (some times referred to as Western Medical Acupuncture or Dry Needling) is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles. Very helpful in both acute pain and chronic pain and especially effective with Back Pain and Neck Pain.
Medical Acupuncture, is an adaptation of Chinese Acupuncture. using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Although Medical Acupuncture originated from Chinese Acupuncture, it uses the relatively recent discoveries of neurotransmitters and neuroplasticity to explain the effects of Acupuncture on the body.
The most widespread use of Acupuncture is for pain relief, most commonly musculoskeletal pain, but also other forms of chronic pain such as neuralgia and even cancer pain.
Treatments help manage the pain quickly and painlessly, without the use of injections, long-term medication or surgery. Acupuncture is often used by our osteopaths and physiotherapists during treatment to treat a wide range of conditions.