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Western Medical Acupuncture is a modern, research-based approach developed from centuries old traditional methods used to provide pain relief. Acupuncture may be successful by itself or when used alongside osteopathy to compliment osteopathic treatment. Acupuncture works for a small number of other conditions, including migraine and post-operative nausea.
During an acupuncture treatment single use, sterile, disposable acupuncture needles are inserted into the patients skin, either locally at the site of pain or elsewhere, such as in the hands or feet. The needles rest in the skin and are left for up to twenty minutes or stimulated by the practitioner before simply being taken out.