What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

Contemporary medical acupuncture (CMA) consists of precise, peripheral nerve stimulation techniques using fine needles, often including the use of electricity, to induce physiological changes in soft tissues and in the activity of the nervous system. CMA is an excellent modality to couple with massage therapy as it is extremely effective in eliminating stubborn trigger points or knots within muscles, and in restoring full range of motion and strength in inhibited muscles. CMA is particularly effective in treating:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Trigger points, or myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasm
  • Neuralgia or myalgia
  • Sympathetic hyper- or hypo- activity
  • Anxiety
  • Temporomandibular joint problems
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Joint pain or loss of range of motion
  • Insomnia
  • Shoulder pain
  • Motor deficits
  • Fibromyalgia