Modern Medical Acupuncture
Modern medical acupuncture is a method of treating certain musculoskeletal disorders by inserting needles into various parts of the body.
The practioner uses scientific knowledge of modern anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine the problem and then how best to treat it. It can be used hand in hand with osteopathic or physiotherapy treatment.
Acupuncture is essentially painless. Although some people may experience a slight pinch as the needle is inserted, many feel nothing at all. Once inserted, the needles remain in place for 30 seconds or even up to 30 minutes.
Because modern acupuncture needles are disposable and used only once, there is no risk of transmitting infections from one person to another. Like all forms of treatment people respond in differing ways; many people feel relaxed after treatment whilst others feel energetic.