Pain Management & Sports Acupuncture
I use Neurofunctional Acupuncture and Trigger Point techniques to treat athletes and chronic pain conditions. These techniques can help restore mobility, flexibility, and muscle imbalances to improve posture and range of motion. Acupuncture can be used as a natural approach to pain management for acute or chronic conditions.
Trigger Point Acupuncture
A trigger point is an area in a specific muscle that causes pain when applying pressure. This is most commonly referred to as a muscle knot. A trigger point causes pain, prevents muscle lengthening, weakens the muscle, and can refer pain to other body areas.
Acupuncture needles help release this area of tension in the body by stimulating a muscle twitch response. This will allow the muscle to reset to its standard length leading to pain reduction and better range of motion.
Neurofunctional acupuncture is a technique founded on the nervous system's ability to regulate some of its activities in response to external or internal stimuli.
Acupuncture needles and electrical stimulation are combined to local areas of pain and areas above and below pain levels corresponding to spinal cord segments. This will lead to increased blood and oxygen to the affected tissue, decreasing the body's perception of pain and promoting local tissue healing.