Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles in the skin in order to create neurological and metabolic changes in the body. It has been practiced for over 3000 years and can be helpful for many injuries in order to improve function and decrease pain. Acupuncture helps to increase blood flow, improve nerve function and decrease tension in muscles and other soft tissues. It is an effective treatment modality for a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions from sprained ankles to low back pain to headaches. Seaside Chiropractic offers both Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, as well as contemporary medical acupuncture. It’s effectiveness increases when it’s used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation exercises.