Acupuncture is approximately 3000 years old and has been used effectively in relieving pain and releasing muscular tension.
Medical Acupuncture involves the stimulation of peripheral nerve by the insertion of fine metal needles into muscles at specific points to reduce tension, and reduce/relieve pain. Medical Acupuncture is mechanical-based and it is not disease based as it is the case in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Dr. Merogi conducts a comprehensive health history and physical examination, establishes a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. Electrical stimulus may be used at times, termed Electroacupuncture or needles can be stimulated manually. The electroacupuncture usually lasts 15-20 mins and is usually combined with other treatments such as rehabilitative exercise, Active release technique, Graston technique and/or spinal manipulation.
How Can Medical Acupuncture Help?
Research in literature has shown that stimulating certain acupuncture points causes a release of chemicals by stimulating the nervous system. This results in change of experience of pain. Medical acupuncture has been shown in releasing tension from muscles, fascia, reducing inflammation, reduction of pain, and re-establish the nerve-muscle connection.
Conditions that can be helped with Medical Acupuncture
- Low Back Pain/Sciatica
- Headaches & Neck pain
- hip and knee pain
- motor vehicle and work related injuries Sports Injuries
- Numbness and Tingling related conditions
- Wrist and Elbow Conditions, including ‘Tennis’ Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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