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ACUPUNCTURE

What is Medical Acupuncture? 

Medical acupuncture, also called trigger point acupuncture, has been scientifically proven to be an extremely effective pain reliever treatment for muscles and joints, regardless of the cause of the pain and whether you believe it or not.  

What is a trigger point? 

A trigger point is a tender, hard and tight area of ​​a muscle (myosis), which is formed by static overload and muscle fatigue. Myosis causes an accumalation of waste, which in turn contributes to reduced blood flow, which can lead to local ischemia (oxygen deficiency in muscle). This creates an inflammation that triggers a sensitization of nocireceptors that lower the pain threshold and cause pain.

How does the treatment work? 

The needles at the acupuncture points stimulate the nervous system to secrete biochemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain. This helps, among other things, that blood vessels expand locally in the treatment area and increase local blood flow. The needles stimulate the nerve pathways that affect the affected area and send signals to the area of ​​the brain that deals with this part of the body. Messages are sent from this area that cause the formation of endorphins (the body's pain-relieving morphine) and cause the release of other chemicals that affect the body's internal self-regulation system. The pain impulse is reduced, thus by e.g. muscle pain is "loosened" in the muscles. It stimulates the body's natural ability to regenerate itself and promotes physical and mental well-being. 

Why choose medical acupuncture? 

  • Prevents the development of chronic pain 
  • Relieves muscle pain 
  • Stimulates the formation of endorphins (the body's natural pain relieving morphine) 
  • Stimulates the formation of cortisone (natural hormone of the adrenal gland which reduces swelling) 
  • Increases the feeling of well-being 
  • Improve sleep quality 
  • Reduces the need for medicines 
  • Reduces the risk of side effects when taking medications (since the dose of painkillers can be reduced) 
  • Provides a relaxed state of the body 
  • Improve mood

Where does medical acupuncture work? 

  • Achilles tendon injury 
  • Heel spur 
  • Congenital inflammation 
  • Foot sprain (sprain) 
  • Inflammation of the tibia 
  • Fatigued legs 
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA; Gotta) 
  • Low back pain / sciatica 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Upper back pain 
  • Shoulder pain (including frozen shoulder) 
  • Headache / migraine 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Tennis elbow / Golfer's elbow / mouse syndrome

How is a course of treatment?

A course of treatment is between 10-12 treatments. They are performed 1-3 times a week for the best results. Each person will respond differently to treatment based on age and lifestyle. For complex and long-standing conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months are recommended. 

For more acute problems, fewer sessions are needed, such as health prevention, four sessions per year will often be sufficient. Future results can be observed after 6-7 treatments. Afterwards, a maintenance session may be needed about once a month.

How is a course of treatment? 

A course of treatment is between 10-12 treatments. They are performed 1-3 times a week for the best results. Each person will respond differently to treatment based on age and lifestyle. For complex and long-standing conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months are recommended. For more acute problems, fewer sessions are needed, such as health prevention, four sessions per year will often be sufficient. Future results can be observed after 6-7 treatments. Afterwards, a maintenance session may be needed about once a month

Before treatment? 

To increase the value of treatment, the following guidelines are important: 
  • Complete the consent questionnaire 
  • Do not eat unusually large meals before or after treatment. 
  • Do not exercise excessive exercise or drink alcoholic beverages within 6 hours of treatment. 
  • Large intake of alcohol and / or narcotic drugs especially during the week leading up to treatment will prevent the treatment effect. Do not drink alcoholic beverages within 6 hours of treatment. 
  • Continue to take medication prescribed by your usual physician. 
  • Plan tasks so that it is possible to rest after treatment, or at least not to provide top performance thereafter. This is especially important after the very first visits. 
  • Remember to take good mental or written notes of the response you experience after treatment. This is important information for your therapist so that follow-up treatments can be organized. 
Does it hurts? 

People experience acupuncture differently. Most people experience minimal pain only when the needles are put; some feel no pain. When the needles are placed, there is no pain. Acupuncture needles are very thin and solid and made of stainless steel. The tip is smooth and penetration through the skin is not as painful as in injections and blood tests. The risk of bruising or skin irritation is less than using a hollow needle. Since sterile disposable needles are used, there is no minimal or very low risk of infection.