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Functional Integrated Acupuncture


What Is Functional Integrated Acupuncture and what are the benefits?

The FIA approach integrates a variety of dry needling techniques during a single session. Unlike acupuncture which traditionally selects points along meridians, dry needling targets anatomical structures that are the underlying cause of musculoskeletal conditions. The benefits are decreased pain, decreased muscle tension, improved function and increased blood flow to the area which cause a healing response.

What is Involved?

During a typical FIA treatment, thin filament needles are inserted into various targets that have been determined to be the underlying cause of the painful condition. They are left in from several seconds to 20 minutes. Several needles are used for most conditions. Different strategies are used for acute injuries and chronic pain conditions that make this a highly effective treatment modality for soft tissue injuries

How does it work and why is it so effective?

The insertion of needles into the tissues causes the release of substances that help improve blood flow to areas of tightness and decreases sensitivity by neuromodulating the nervous system. These effects help control pain, improve function and speed up healing.

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