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What is Acupuncture?

In general, acupuncture is defined as the insertion of acupuncture needles on the skin to produce a therapeutic effect. Acupuncture needles are solid, yet very thin, sterile, designed for single use (never reused), and disposable.

Acupunctures originated as a component of a complete Alternative Medical System called Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM). Acupuncture is considered one of the oldest healing practices in the world.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA) has been used to support general well-being and to treat disease, pain, physical, and psychological problems for centuries. It is the balance of two opposing; yet synergistic energy sources termed Yin and Yang that are believed to determine health and well-being. Acupuncture aims to restore, and maintain health through the stimulation of specific acupuncture points on the body.

Acupuncture a modern day evolution:

Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to be particularly effective in the management of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. Research has provided a scientific basis for acupuncture called Evidence-Based Medicine. This has led to a new approach to acupuncture called Medical Anatomical Acupuncture (MAA). It is an adaptation of Traditional Chinese acupuncture. It is defined as a neuro-modulation technique based on Western Medicine based anatomy and neuro-physiology. Reseach-based treatment protocols comprising of standardized point selections have been developed for some musculoskeletal problems. MAA is always provided by a regulated health professional who has completed supplementary training in Medical anatomical evidence-based Acupuncture.