Orthopaedic Acupuncture in Southern California
Orthopaedic acupuncture is a procedure of inserting the needle tips at specific points on the skin to promote natural healing and to relieve pain or disease. It is an ancient Chinese medical system and has been practiced for thousands of years. The modern scientific explanation is that inserting needles in the acupuncture points helps stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
In the United States today, there are nearly 12,000 acupuncturists and only a quarter of them are medical practitioners. At ONE® Brain & Spine Center®, we integrate this traditional Chinese medicine with the advanced treatments of the modern world and provide orthopaedic acupuncture treatments administered by our highly skilled and esteemed orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters, as a viable treatment for numerous conditions affecting the bones.
The acupuncture needles are made up of stainless steel and come in various lengths and width. They are very thin and solid and have a finely tapered point as opposed to a beveled cutting edge point.
When an acupuncture needle is inserted into acupuncture points, it stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, brain and spinal cord. These chemicals provide local inhibition of the incoming pain signal.In addition to causing effects in the spinal cord, the nerve impulse is also transmitted to the mid –brain, where brain chemicals are released. These chemicals play a role in suppressing the transmission of pain impulse.
Orthopaedic acupuncture is being commonly used for prevention and treatment of various disease conditions, pain management and anesthetic effect for surgery.
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