What is Medical Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method that usually involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles to stimulate specific points on the body. Modern practitioners developed medical acupuncture as an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture. We employ current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, all in keeping with evidence-based medicine. Acupuncture emphasizes the importance of a type of physical examination called “myofascial palpation” that allows the doctor to determine the location and sources of discomfort and dysfunction.
What Can Acupuncture Do?
Treatment with acupuncture helps promote health and well-being, by preventing illness, and by addressing a variety of medical conditions and pain problems, such as:
- Digestive ailments such as inflammation and motility problems
- Respiratory issues, including asthma, sinusitis and recurrent infections
- Neurologic problems such as peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, spinal cord injury, disk disease, and nervebased pain problems.
- Dermatology conditions and wound healing ‣ Behavioral concerns and anxiety ‣ Musculoskeletal complaints, including knee pain, arthritis, back pain, neck pain, & much more
How Many Acupuncture Treatments will my pet need?
The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient. For difficult or long-standing conditions, he or she may need one or two treatments weekly for several weeks. However, one usually sees a change in the patient within the first few treatments if the acupuncture is going to make a meaningful difference.
Call 781-659-4911 for more information or to schedule your initial acupuncture visit with Dr. KC Horigan.