Contemporary Medical Acupuncture combines all aspect of the nervous system and uses the peripheral, segmental and systemic inputs. This treats the problem at the source (peripheral), the cause (segmental) and the progression (systemic).
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practice in the world. Traditional Chinese medicine stimulated different points in the body correcting imbalances in the flow of QI through channels known as meridians.
Dr. Hopkins combines the traditional Chinese methods with the scientific neurological approach to the nervous system stimulating and creating a balance between damaged or weak muscles. This is based on the neurobiological model indicating that acute pain and inflammation left untreated turns into lasting neuropathic pain including; tingling, numbness, and itchiness. If not treated properly the results are chronic pain syndromes, referred pain and systemic problems like sleeping disorder, cardiovascular disorders, nausea and allergies.
By stimulating the nervous system directly, acupuncture can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, helping to alleviate the symptoms. Stress is often the cause of musculoskeletal pain and referred pain such as headaches or back pain.
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