Rehab Clinic provides acupuncture treatments after car accidents.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body using thin needles. In medical acupuncture, fine acupuncture needles are inserted into specific neurofunctional sites on the body, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of changing abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases that may be linked to these mechanisms. Acupuncture modulates these abnormal activities by, but not limited to, increasing blood circulation to the affected area, improving nerve signaling, and decreasing muscle tension and pain.
Acupuncture therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected by the practitioner based on the identified neurological dysfunctions contributing to symptoms. Sometimes acupuncture treatments result in disappearance of the symptoms, while other times the technique results in permanent resolution of the dysfunction, especially when dysregulation of the nervous system was the underlying issue.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:
- movement disorders,
- neck pain,
- shoulder pain,
- low back pain,
- joint pain,
- facial pain