Acupuncture: Western Medical

Western medical acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the principles of evidence based medicine.

Western medical acupuncture is principally used by conventional healthcare practitioners and diagnosis is made by conventional medical methods. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system by the insertion of fine needles into the skin and is mostly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain. It may also be effective for postoperative pain, nausea and some other conditions.


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