What is Neurofunctional Acupuncture?
Neurofunctional acupuncture, also known as electroacupuncture, targets specific nerves with acupuncture needles to relieve nerve, muscle, and joint pain. Through stimulation of the peripheral nerves, the therapist can take control of a muscle or joint using different frequencies of stimulation. For example, the stimulation can make a stiff and tight muscle feel more relaxed and loose.
Neurofunctional acupuncture is a known practice that is effective in restoring nervous system function, improving performance, and relieving pain.
How does it work?
Our nerves are responsible for controlling the ability of allowing us to move. They carry the signals to our muscles as well as relay information from our surroundings to our brains so that we are able to process the things that happen around us. When there is something wrong with our nerves, this information is able to be relayed in our muscles and brain, but less efficiently. This can result in muscle weakness, tightness and tension, and pain in our body.
The needles in this treatment allows therapists to get deeper into the muscles — to get closer to a nerve, joint, or lymphatic chain. It gets much deeper using a very thin needle to get through the layers of the muscle and connective tissue.
With electroacupuncture, the goal is to target specific peripheral nerves with the goal of restoring their function so that you can ultimately move better and feel better. These treatments can help to restore muscle tension, improve movement and performance, and relieve pain.
What conditions can get treated with Neurofunctional Acupuncture?
There are a variety of reasons why an individual might need electroacupuncture, and the variety of patients are broad.
Some conditions that neurofunctional acupuncture can help with are tendinitis, acute and chronic lower back pain, hip pain, jumper’s knee, sprained ankles, and shoulder pain.
Overall, neurofunctional acupuncture has the ability to restore nerve function, improve performance, and relieve pain by targeting specific nerves in the body using electrical currents to further stimulate your muscles and joints.