The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions.
Chinese medicine views the body as a small part of the universe, and subject to universal laws and principles of harmony and balance. Chinese medicine does not draw a sharp line, as Western medicine does, between mind and body. The Chinese system believes that emotions and mental states are every bit as influential on disease as purely physical mechanisms, and considers factors like work, environment, lifestyle, stress, injuries and relationships as fundamental to the overall picture of a patient’s health.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and suffering for the injured worker quickly and easily; getting him or her back on the job sooner; reducing productivity lost to the employer; and cutting down on the overall cost of treatment. As part of acupuncture treatment our acupuncturist may uses acupuncture needle Techniques with Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Tapping and Cupping techniques, Soft tissue mobilization, Diathermy/infrared heat treatments, and Therapeutic ultrasound.