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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin. Surprisingly, although needles are used in acupuncture, treatments are relatively pain-free.

Various disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system are usually resulted in inflammation and pain. On many occasions pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs may do little or no help to ease the signs and symptoms of those disorders. Acupuncture is regarded as the best alternative therapy for musculoskeletal problems, simply because it helps all types of pain with little to no side effects. This is supported by several clinical research studies which have shown that acupuncture for pain relieve can last for many months.

Carefully placed acupuncture needles can relax tight muscles, nourish and repair tendons, and reduce inflammation by stimulating your body’s own natural healing and repair mechanisms. It works beyond simple pain control. 

Most Common musculoskeletal conditions treated with Acupuncture:

  • Muscle tightness and inflammation
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Tension headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • “Tennis elbow”
  • ” Frozen shoulder”
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ problems
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis

For more information or to make an appointment call, (603) 578-9363