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Medical Acupuncture

Modern medical acupuncture, also known as dry needling or Western acupuncture, is specifically used for the treatment of muscle and joint pain.

The needles are gently inserted into muscle trigger points - the tender nodules or knots within your muscle. Modern medical acupuncture is thought to work in a number of different ways, including by:

  • Increasing blood flow locally to the inserted needle.
  • Decreasing muscle tension.
  • Decreasing substance p, a neurotransmitter associated with inflammation and the pain process.
  • Increasing the release of endorphins that block pain signals.
  • Modulating pain, both at a spinal cord level and within the brain.

Modern medical acupuncture is particularly effective when used in conjunction with osteopathy or sports massage.

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I have suffered chronic pain to my hip, back and shoulder following a physical attack 10 years ago. Since sustaining my injuries, I've never been out of pain. I've tried all types of therapy, and practiced yoga for years to control...

Heidi Desmet, Chronic hip, back and shoulder pain

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