Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest practices of medicine, originating in China it can be traced back at least 2,500 years.
A component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain and to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of conditions and illnesses. The most common method used to stimulate acupuncture points is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects
Acupuncture is the health care practice of correcting imbalances of identifiable points which are close to the skin. In Western societies and several other parts of the world, acupuncture is explained using concepts of neuroscience. Acupuncture points are surround nerves, muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated, and this stimulation results pain reduction, improved digestion decreased migraine headaches and more. Acupuncture increases blood flow while at the same time triggering the activity of our own body's natural painkillers, also known as endorphins.
The Acupuncture practiced at Sports Therapy C.A.I.R.E. stimulates the body’s natural pain killing endorphins and decreases nerve sensation that causes pain. Over the past three decades, acupuncture has grown exponentially in North America, and it has been proven in a number of scientific studies to be both safe and effective when performed by licensed professionals and in conjunction with other therapeutic services.
Some conditions that may benefit from acupuncture treatment:
Digestive issues (including GERD and IBS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Piriformis Syndrome / Sciatica
Low Back Pain
Neck Pain and Sinusitis
Tennis Elbow Pain
Nausea and other chemotherapy induced symptoms