Acupuncture is a system for diagnosing and treating conditions using fine needles inserted into specific points on the body.
Acupuncture is a useful tool in Physiotherapy treatments to relieve pain and to normalize the muscle tone. Acupuncture provides relief from pain when the nervous system is stimulated to release certain painkilling substances (endorphins and monoamines). A muscle can be directly affected by "needling" its motor point, the specific place that is the most electrically excitable area of the muscle.
Acute pain problems may be resolved quickly through the practice of acupuncture. Chronic pain problems may require a longer course of treatments.