The theory behind acupuncture’s ability to treat pain and disease is based on an energetic model of the human body. Pain or disease occurs in the body when there is a deficiency or an imbalance of the energy in the meridians. Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Over the centuries, it has been documented that the insertion of a very fine needle at a given point has a very predictable effect on the energy that passes through that point, restoring balance in the meridian.
Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, confirming the location of the meridians that were mapped out in ancient times. Continued research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to increase circulation, reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s own opiate-like chemicals to control pain.
Acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin. Needles are sterile, single use and disposable. Therefore, there is no risk of contamination between patients.
According to the World Health Organization, the National Institutes for Health, and clinical experience, Acupuncture is useful in treatment of chronic and acute pain, neurological disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, joint pain, headaches and TMJ.
Harborside Sport & Spine offers a variety of Acupuncture services to meet you health needs. Come in to De-Stress CEO style. This is designed for those who work in high stress environments. This treatment helps to calm the mind, improve sleep quality, relax the body, relieve neck, shoulders and back pain. As well as regulate metabolism and relieve stress.
If you are a work out buff or gym warrior a deeper needling focusing on specific trigger points may be what you need. It releases chronic muscle tension and aids faster recovery from activity-induced soreness.
Acupuncture will help bring circulation of energy to the area of discomfort to help reduce pain, Increase range of motion and expedite recovery time.
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At HSS, most of our clients are busy professionals, whose time is extremely valuable and we help you stay on schedule. If you arrive at our office on time, for your scheduled appointment, we make sure that you are seen by one of our staff within ten minutes.