Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. Dr. Cook is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Dr. Tan's Balance Method which balances the energy in the body resulting in instant pain relief. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into the body to activate special receptors which communicate with the central nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems resulting in the release of natural pain-killing substances and dilation of blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, hormones and immune factors to sick areas of the body. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Trigger point needling AKA "Dry Needling"
Trigger point needling is an acupuncture treatment that is very important in the eradication of chronic and acute myofascial pain syndromes. Release of trigger points will result in an increase in blood flow to the affected area resulting in an increase in nutrition and oxygen to the muscles and surrounding tissues. This increased blood flows aids in eradication of pain and provides healing to the tissues as well as increased removal of waste and toxins from the area.