Electro-acupuncture, medical acupuncture, IMS acupuncture… There are many names for this form of treatment but they all have incredible results in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. For many years, western medicine has pulled away from the traditions of eastern medicine but we have finally reached a point, where modern medicine has crossed with the ancient ways of eastern medicine to create a method that contains the best of both worlds.
But how is this done you might ask?
Medical acupuncture uses traditional acupuncture points and adds a gentle electric source to target specific sites (e.g. nerves, tendons, and muscle). This helps release endorphins, reducing pain and inflammation, while also improving circulation. Along with this, inhibitions placed on tissues affected by injury, wear and tear, and/or overwork are eliminated. This results in improved strength, mobility, performance, and decreased pain!!
Here are some conditions most commonly treated with medical acupuncture:
• Sports & workplace injuries
• Whiplash & tendonitis
• Chronic pain
• Sciatica & disc herniation’s
• Fatigue, anxiety, & restlessness
• Headaches & muscle aches
So whether you are an athlete or a regular joe, have a nagging hip issue or sudden neck tightness, connect back to your physical self and contact your local RMT or physio to book your medical acupuncture appointment!! You deserve to experience the path to recovery.