Medical Acupuncture is supported by western medical evidence rather than traditional chinese theories. It's effective in a wide range of painful conditions and is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain; eg back, shoulder, neck and leg pain.
Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. We know that it can have an effect on the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received.
Modern research also shows that acupuncture can do more than reduce your pain, and can have a beneficial effect on your health. You may notice an improved sense of wellbeing after treatment.