Contemporary Medical Acupuncture combines all aspect of the nervous system and uses the peripheral, segmental and systemic inputs. This treats the problem at the source (peripheral), the cause (segmental) and the progression (systemic).
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practice in the world. Traditional Chinese medicine stimulated different points in the body correcting imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.
Dr. Hopkins combine the traditional Chines methods with the scientific, neurological and anatomical approach to the nervous system to stimulated and create a balance between damaged or weak muscles. This is based on the neurobiological model indicating that acute pain and inflammation left unresolved turns into lasting neuropathic pain (tingling, numbness, and itchiness) and if not treated results in chronic pain syndromes, referred pain and systemic problems (sleeping disorder, cardiovascular disorders, nausea and allergies).
By stimulating the nervous system directly, acupuncture can affect stress, anxiety and depression and help alleviate the symptoms. Stress is often the cause of musculoskeletal pain and referred pain such as headaches and back pain.
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