Biomedical Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique, which uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Manual therapists around the world are now using this technique to effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Biomedical / medical acupuncture is a result of inevitable biomedicalisation of acupuncture. Acupuncture therapy has evolved into the twenty-first century still dragging with it a collection of empirical facts. These facts, though valuable, are inextricably combined with ancient concepts, methods and various misinterpretations that have arisen during acupuncture’s thousands years long history.
Biomedical / medical acupuncture provides solutions to this incongruous situation. Scientists have been exploring the physiological and molecular mechanisms of acupuncture with high-tech equipment in laboratories for more than four decades while medical professionals of the 21st century who wish to study acupuncture are still using textbooks based on The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine, written 2500 years ago.
Acupuncture normalizes physiological activities of the nervous, endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems to balance pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes. Acupuncture is a physiological therapy coordinated with the brain’s response to stimulation of manual or electrical needling of the peripheral sensory nerves. Acupuncture does not treat any particular pathological symptom but normalizes physiological homeostasis to promote self-healing.
Biomedical / medical acupuncture results from the integration of conventional Western medicine and traditional Oriental medicine. Biomedical acupuncture is clinically and theoretically based on scientifically defined acupuncture mechanisms derived from laboratory research data using the latest neurochemistry methods and MRI. The therapeutic results of Biomedical acupuncture are reproducible by experienced acupuncturists and novice alike.