During an acupuncture treatment, sterile, disposable, hair-thin needles are inserted into specific areas of the body known as acupuncture points. Each one of these points run along an energetic pathway, or a meridian, and has a specific function to cause physiological and physical change in the body. When the inserted needless stimulate the acupuncture points, the body releases endorphins- a natural painkiller. These endorphins provide rapid and often long-lasting pain relief which patients usually feel after just one treatment! Working at the source of the pain helps decrease inflammation, increases range of motion and boosts the immune system.
Acupuncture treatments at UMT are done by Mike White who has over 20 years' experience in performing acupuncture.
Treatments are 30 minutes long and typically start with a 10-minute assessment followed by 20 minutes of acupuncture.