Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture:
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into your body’s surface with minimal to no pain at all. The research supports the use of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Needles inserted into specific points along a muscle, nerve, tendon and fascia will stimulate a physiological response that aids in our bodies ‘natural recovery process.
Electro-acupuncture is the practice of adding a small electrical current between two acupuncture needles. Electro-acupuncture effects the sympathetic nerve fibers (part of your nervous system) in your body and will increase endogenous (internal/your body’s own) opioid in the inflammatory sites, therefore reducing your pain.
Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping,” uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.
- Neck and lower back pain
- Muscle tension and tendinopathy
- Chronic pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis and neuritis
- Shin splits
- Sports injuries
- Unspecified shoulder and elbow pain
- And many more…