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Acupuncture is a 4000-year-old modality of traditional Chinese medicine where thin filiform needles are used to activate specific points on the body providing a therapeutic effect. At Source Wellness, we take a modern approach to acupuncture, utilizing contemporary, evidence-based points in conjunction with classical points.
Acupuncture can treat a wide array of pain conditions including neck, back, shoulder and knee pain. By needling specific points, we interrupt the pain pathway, releasing endorphins to provide lasting relief.
Acupuncture can also be utilized to treat psycho-emotional issues including anxiety, depression and addiction. We address these issues using specific points that upregulate the secretion of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
Inflammatory conditions including arthritis, IBD and asthma are treated by targeting points that downregulate a proinflammatory biochemical (tumor necrosis factor alpha) and upregulate the secretion of dopamine which results in anti-inflammatory responses.