Medical Acupuncture can help with: tennis elbow, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg and calf pain, plus tension type headaches.
The positive effects of Medical Acupuncture are considered to include: pain relief or analgesia both locally and via the brainstem, which allows a more lasting relief from pain and the promotion of healing through the enlargement of local blood vessels which supply the muscles with nutrients for repair. The function of the muscle is considered to improve due to a reduction in pain, allowing the individual to then undertake their rehab correctly, speeding up healing time. The feel good chemical serotonin is commonly released as a result of medical acupuncture, which enhances the reduction of pain perception. As pain is reduced it allows an increase in range of motion and flexibility, which may reduce the likelihood of future injury.