Many of Shift’s Healthcare Providers offer Acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment method or in combination with other therapeutic approaches, as needed.
This simple and effective treatment combines the insertion of fine needles and at times, the use of electrical stimulation to stimulate nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Acupuncture relaxes muscle tissue by inactivating myofascial trigger points, reduces pain, changes autonomic activity and encourages varied neuroendocrine and immune responses. Acupuncture also has a calming effect and produces a sensation of well-being. It is both safe and effective.
Acupuncture can be used to treat several conditions, including:
- Neurological and muscular disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck and back pain
- Sports injuries
- Neuritis and facial pain