Acupuncture historically evolved in China adhering to concepts such as Yin/Yang (a model still widely used today). The British Medical Acupuncture Society along with worldwide partners, subsequently adapted these methods to complement modern medicine using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and the principles of evidence-based medicine.
Western medical acupuncture, a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; has become an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture. A technique used as one part of the overall treatment process; medical acupuncture is used to stimulate the nervous system which has been shown to modulate pain.
Acupuncture in this method is principally used by manual therapists including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, GPs and Sports Massage Therapists. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain and is constantly evolving as a modality based on research. Current guidelines suggest it is highly effective in the treatment of lower back pain, headaches and muscle strains.
Medical Acupuncture can help in providing short-term [or some] relief of
Neck pain or chronic neck pain
Chronic low back pain
Tension type headaches
Migraine / headache
Temporomandibular (TMD/TMJ) pain
Temporary adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain
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