Medical acupuncture takes a wholistic approach to understanding the normal functioning of the body and disease processes. It provides preventative benefits as well as treatment for specific conditions including pain relief and management.
It involves the insertion of fine sterile needles and is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Medical acupuncture acts by stimulating the nervous system. It is used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain. It is also effective for postoperative pain and nausea, neurological, digestive, immune, respiratory and gynaecological disorders such as period problems, menopause, fertility and pregnancy care.