Acupuncture is a technique utilising fine stainless steel needles inserted at specific points in the body to aid with various ailments.
Medical Acupuncture is different from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it focuses solely on musculo-skeletal issues. If you are looking for treatment related to energy lines, meridians and 'Qi' then you should contact a specific TCM practitioner. The term Medical Acupuncture (also referred to as 'Dry Needling') is used to convey that the approach, when deciding to use acupuncture, is one based on the structure and function of the body.
Medical Acupuncture does not claim to treat everything as each treatment is tailored to the specific requirements of the patients and treatment strategy (case history, examinations and special tests are used to define this).
The insertion and stimulation of the needle sends signals to the brain which in turn initiates the body's natural inflammatory response and natural healing cascade thus promoting recovery.
Prior to any MA treatment additional consent is required.