:: what is modern acupuncture ::

Modern acupuncture is the merger of traditional acupuncture and a scientific understanding of the body. It is based on a knowledge of acupuncture’s traditional concepts and on the study of human anatomy and physiology.

Often, traditional and modern frameworks speak of the same things, but use different language. For example, acupuncture points often correspond to what western  medicine calls  myofacial trigger points. Also, the idea of acupuncture meridians shares many functional qualities with the medical concepts of the connective tissue matrix and reflex arcs in the body.

Sometimes modern or traditional concepts are able to complement each other, bridging gaps to better understand the whole human being; physically, mentally and spiritually.

For example, science has discovered that happiness affects the immune system, and that chemical neurotransmitters in your body have a relationship with how you feel and how you perform.

These concepts are complemented and reinforced by traditional acupuncture knowledge – ancient acupuncture theory describes in detail how your emotions can affect your health. Happiness and holistic wellbeing have been the ultimate goal in Traditional Chinese Medicine for millennia!

Modern Acupuncture brings modern concepts together with the ancient, to find the very best way to treat the individual.