Acupuncture is an extremely safe form of pain control for most soft tissue and neurological conditions. It involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body.
Acupuncture is known to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts your immune system and your body's natural pain killers while increasing blood flow to the area.
A common treatment plan for a single complaint would typically involve one or two treatments a week. Number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity, but six to eight treatments are common. Often the benefits of acupuncture are difficult to measure, however after treatment patient's should feel relaxed. Acupuncture is an excellent adjunct therapy for patients that have tried conventional physiotherapy or chiropractic with little results.