Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic method where fine sterile needles are inserted into specific anatomical points. Insertion at these points causes a response of neuromodulation (which is the regulation of the body’s nervous system).
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, muscle relaxation, pain reduction, and improve function of affected areas of the body. It has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of many conditions (acute and chronic) including joint pain, back pain, migraines and headaches, and many others.
Acupuncture is a gentle, painless treatment option that has few side effects and is safe during pregnancy. Therefore, it is often used as a beneficial adjunct to chiropractic treatment.