About Medical Acupuncture
Medical Acupuncture is used to complement John’s and Gervais' osteopathic techniques. It is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine. While Western medical acupuncture has evolved from Chinese acupuncture, its practitioners no longer adhere to concepts such as Yin/Yang and circulation of qi, and regard acupuncture as part of conventional medicine rather than a complete “alternative medical system”.
It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system, and its known modes of action include local antidromic axon reflexes, segmental and extrasegmental neuromodulation, and other central nervous system effects. Western medical acupuncture is principally used by conventional healthcare practitioners, most commonly in primary care. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain. It is also effective for postoperative pain and nausea.
- Mechanical Neck Pain
- Sciatica & Trapped Nerves
- Muscle Spasms
- General Acute & Chronic Backache & Pain
- Arthritic Pain & Stiffness
- Generalised Joint Pain & Stiffness
- Digestive Issues
- Stress & Tension
- Frozen Shoulder Sports Injuries
- Rheumatic Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Shoulder, Elbow Pain
- Headaches from Neck & Back Issues