Medical Acupuncture is the evidence-based application of the traditional theories of acupuncture combined with current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology in order to relieve acute and chronic pain, alter movement patterns and improve function. It involves the insertion of very fine disposable needles in specific points on the body. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction as well as improved organ function. Electro-acupuncture is extremely effective in certain cases as it stimulates acupuncture points increasing blood circulation, relaxing spastic muscles, and releasing painful trigger points. Your therapist will carefully select acupuncture points based on your specific injury and symptoms targeting the nerves and muscles that are causing your pain and dysfunction.