We base our treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that articulates that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body’s healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.
Currently there are two types of acupuncture. Traditional acupuncture forms part of Chinese medicine, based on a holistic concept of treatment, which regards ill health as a manifestation of imbalance in the body’s energy. Medical acupuncture is a more recent concept based on anatomy, physiology and current medical models, used for the purpose of muscular pain relief. At Functional Rehab, we use both, depending on your individual needs.