MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE IN NORWICH
Medical Acupuncture (Dry needling)
Medical acupuncture is a westernised version of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It is used to help reduce pain and inflammation by inserting sterile needles into "trigger points" in the muscle. Shane is trained in this technique and uses it regularly with a wide variety of complaints. He will often use it alongside some massage or manipulation techniques if the patient wishes to receive it.
"I have back pain- will acupuncture help?"
Acupuncture is a technique that can help a wide variety of spinal pains and complaints. It is particularly useful for those with chronic pains and muscular irritations due to stresses and strains on the body.
1. Trigger point therapy
Trigger points are painful taut bands of muscle that can refer pain elsewhere in the body when pressed. Acupuncture can help to ease these trigger points when done correctly. Shane uses these principles as part of his medical acupuncture technique.
2. Inflammation reduction
Acupuncture can decrease inflammation near the site of injury and also systemically (throughout the body) which can have a knock on effect on pain.
3. Stress reduction
Some people find acupuncture to be extremely relaxing. People are often tired after treatment due to the decrease in stress hormones in the body. This can have a knock on effect on pain.