Sheena Glen Massage Therapy offers Medical Acupuncture sessions within Ayr Chiropractic centre. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic pain (of neuropathic origin) with very few side effects. Sheena has a certificate in Medical Acupuncture and is a fully insured, highly-trained, and committed to excellence and quality care for all patients.
Medical Acupuncture involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points”, fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc.). The result of this is pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology.
A “trigger point” is a hyperirritable point in a muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule, or “knot.” This area becomes painful at the site and can also “radiate” in predictable patterns.
A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp (the “twitch” response).
The objectives and philosophy behind the use of Medical Acupuncture by physical therapists is not based on ancient theories or tenets of traditional Chinese medicine. The performance of modern dry needling by physical therapists is based on Western Neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Both Medical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture do, however, use the same tool; a solid needle filament.
Acupuncture can help with a wide range of issues both physical and emotional, chronic and acute. Due to recent advertising restrictions, we cannot list all the different conditions that acupuncture can help. So please contact us directly to discuss your individual needs.
Side effects may vary among individuals. Typically, only mild muscle soreness or skin bruising.