Western Acupuncture - Why use it?

Western acupuncture has been derived from traditional chinese methods, where less of focus is placed on energy points and more on the treatment of musculoskeletal injury. With the insertion of fine needles, the focus is to stimulate the nervous system, produce the body's natural pain killer (endorphins) and encourage blood flow. 


What can western acupuncture be used for?


At Head 2 Toe Osteopathy, western acupuncture is often used in collaboration with osteopathic treatment to help with the following:

  • Trigger points and muscle tension
  • Acute injury and muscle spasm
  • Ligament and Tendon injury
  • Post operative joint pain
  • Tension-type headaches and migraine
  • Nausea (Pericardium 6)


Acupunct Med. 2009 Mar;27(1):33-5. doi: 10.1136/aim.2008.000372.


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