A specialized treatment restoring normal muscle and joint function. Using acupuncture, along with muscle testing*, practitioners accurately pin point (literally) muscle/joint dysfunction. Once this dysfunction(s) is corrected pain is reduced, range of motion/proper muscle function/strength is restored.
* Muscle testing - a specific means to determine dysfunction between the nervous system and muscles/joints causing painful movement symptom(s).
Combining electrical stimulus with acupuncture, additional effects noted below, under Pain Management, is the release of endorphins which acts to reduce inflammation.
Acupuncture has long been recognized as one of the best natural treatments for pain relief. Clinical trials demonstrate it both a safe and effective treatment for for acute and chronic pain reduction. Stimulating the nervous system, the release of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides naturally block pain signals.
Cupping or Myofascial Decompression
Encourages blood flow to transport oxygen to myofascial tissue helping to relieve pain, release tight muscle and fascia, and promotes cellular repair increasing injury recovery time. Popular among athletes, it's also very effective in treating muscle/skeletal tension associated with chronic stress.
Also known as Gua Sha, this ancient technique applies a scraping motion along the skin surface. Breaking down myofascial adhesions, scar tissue, and promoting cellular repair studies show benefits of it improving range of range of motion, strength, tissue recovery, and pain reduction.