What is medical acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture, also known as dry needling involves inserting very fine needles into the body with the aim of creating a beneficial and curative response. Medical acupuncture may bring balance to the body and can be used for a range of musculoskeletal problems.
What might medical acupuncture be used for?
- Many pain conditions
- Myofascial trigger points
- Muscle hyper tonicity
- Sports injuries e.g. Achilles tendon issues
Is it the same as Chinese Acupuncture?
Although the origins of Medical Acupuncture come from Traditional Chinese Medicine, this method is an adaptation using modern Western knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. The principles of yin and yang and Chinese acupuncture points are generally not used.
For Traditional Chinese acupuncture, I personally recommend Dragon Acupuncture Project
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