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Acupuncture uses filiform needles that have rounded ends and resemble a thread or filament. These are different from hypodermic needles which are sharper and designed to cut tissue. Acupuncture can be practiced in a traditional manner (Chinese medicine) or is utilized in modern evidence based fashion. In some instances both methods may be employed and the treatment combined with various treatment methods from electrical modalities, soft tissue therapies, and exercise.
Patients have varied responses to acupuncture treatments and some good evidence exists demonstrating its effectiveness when acupuncture is used appropriately. Ask your provider if you are a candidate for this treatment method. The practitioners at Healthview use acupuncture as an adjunctive component in a comprehensive treatment plan.
Acupuncture treatment at Healthview is generally used within the medical model with a focus on managing pain and promoting the healing of damaged tissue. In addition, electro-acupuncture is often utilized to enhance the effect of the treatment.
Your Acupuncture Providers at Healthview