Contemporary Medical Acupuncture aims to bridge the gap between classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine to achieve their ultimate integration and results. The Medical Acupuncture approach is based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. It involves a comfortable insertion of small solid single-use disposable needles at relevant points on the body in combination with manual needle stimulation or electrical stimulation. Dr. Tallon has completed the highly respected Integrated Seminar Series Program of Dry Needling and Acupuncture which focuses on the science-based application of acupuncture.
Unlike classical acupuncture which involves using tongue and pulse as a diagnosis, a Medical Acupuncturist relies on a thorough history taking and physical examination in order to determine a proper diagnosis. In general, Contemporary Acupuncture can be integrated with other therapeutic interventions (chiropractic, active release techniques, registered massage therapy etc.) It can also be used as a standalone treatment. This is dependent on the nature of your problem, evidence-based care models for the problem and of course your preference and consent.
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture treatment has been very well studied in both eastern and western scientific literature. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved performance, correction of altered movement patterns, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, as well as improved organ function.
Needle insertion points are based on the practitioner’s extensive knowledge of neuromuscular anatomy. Needles are inserted in order to alter nerve flow and/or muscle tone and therefore, medical acupuncture is often utilized as a component of treatment plans for a variety of conditions including but not limited to:
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