Acupuncture is a form of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine that involves the stimulation of a peripheral nerve using fine solid needles and/or electricity. It is involved in the modulation of pain and other dysfunctions of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems.
Our team in Markham is certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. This form of complimentary and alternative medicine involves the stimulation of the neuromusculoskeletal system, in an attempt to decrease nociceptive activity (aka relieve pain), facilitate tissue healing, and release neuropeptides, to name a few.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating trigger points. Some of the techniques involved to de-activate trigger points include the one needle superficial technique, fascial pecking, periosteal stimulation or osteopuncture, two needle technique, and in line technique, to name a few. Some of the neuropeptides secreated by the central nervous system in response to other techniques like electroacupuncture include endomorphin, beta-endorphin, dynorphin, and enkephalins.