The training course was not the dry needling that most sport therapists do, which involved putting needles just into the muscle that are causing pain.
It was a more intensive one that involved lots weekends over a year. A true acupuncturist trains for many years, but acupuncture for pain is a shorter course but looks more intense on what causes pain, and the effect that pain has on the body and mind.
The style I trained in is called Traditional Chinese Medicine theory (TCM).
Acupuncture is an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation.
Acupuncture involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body.
The needles are inserted into specific places on the body, which practitioners call acupuncture points. Do they hurt..No they are so fine and only go in a few mm into the skin.
Talk to me if you would like to know more information on acupuncture.