Anatomical acupuncture combines the classical acupuncture practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western medicine by incorporating an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. This additional component allows the physiotherapist to treat medical conditions efficiently and effectively.
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce and release its own pain-relieving chemicals called “endorphins”. Endorphins block pain signals at the spine stopping the transmission of messages from the body to the brain. By blocking these signals, the body is able to regain its biochemical balance within its internal regulating system, relieve pain, enhance relaxation, and optimize natural healing abilities.
Acupuncture is effective in treating both acute and chronic pain disorders by encouraging natural healing; improving mood, energy, and sleep; decreasing pain and inflammation; and improving overall function of the injured area.