Medical Acupuncture

Medical-based acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system, pain syndromes and addressing functional problems.

At PhysioHouse, our physiotherapists and chiropractors set therapeutic goals and treatment targets based on the identified neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms.

Acupuncture is commonly utilized in the treatment of:

  • Chronic pain disorders / diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis degenerative disc disease)
  • Migraines, cervicogenic headaches
  • Chronic neck and low back pain / sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dental pain (TMJ dysfunction)
  • Sports injuries: strains / strains
  • Repetitive strain injuries (rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis elbow)

In 2004, the largest clinical study on acupuncture ever conducted was published in the December Annual of Internal Medicine journal and concluded that acupuncture can significantly reduce pain and improve function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Medical acupuncture is now recognized by the National Institute of Health as an acceptable form of treatment for pain.