Neurofunctional Acupuncture (Needling)

Neurofunctional acupuncture, also known as contemporary acupuncture, is a method for treating neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. It integrates traditional acupuncture with contemporary neuroscience theories. The chiropractor will use thin needles during a neurofunctional acupuncture treatment. This is done to stimulate the nervous system and aid in healing at specific points on the body. The precise peripheral nerve stimulation can be done manually or be accompanied with electricity. It provides therapeutic relief (neuro-modulation) for abnormal activity of the nervous, endocrine, exocrine and immune systems. This can occur in many different levels of the body: peripheral nerves, brain stem, spinal cord, brain and cerebellum). Typically, chiropractors leave the needles in position for 10 to 15 minutes, but the duration can vary.

One of the main advantages of neurofunctional acupuncture is its capacity to reduce pain and enhance function in people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. Neurological problems can also be effectively treated with it. Some common conditions that can be treated are low back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and postoperative pain.

Is Neurofunctional Acupuncture Safe?

While acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body, it is generally considered a minimally invasive procedure. Particularly in neurofunctional acupuncture, the use of thin flexible needles, and the painless needling technique, any pain experienced during placement is minimal.

Neurofunctional acupuncture is a drug-free treatment choice with fewer risks than some other more invasive techniques. Prior to receiving treatment, it is still essential to go over any risks or adverse effects with a licensed chiropractor.

Overall, a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological problems can be safely and successfully treated with this technique. Chiropractors can use neurofunctional acupuncture alongside other procedures to provide comprehensive care, improve overall performance, and promote wellness. Consult our licensed chiropractor to determine whether neurofunctional acupuncture is appropriate for your particular condition.

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