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Acupuncture is best known for its treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. It has been recognized by the medical profession as being clinically effective for conditions as diverse as dental pain, tension headaches and osteo-arthritis of the knee. It can be effective for both the pain and restriction of movement associated with conditions such as osteo-arthritis. Japanese acupuncture has a wide range of specialist techniques and treatment approaches to address these problems.

In Manaka's yin yang balancing system, the root treatment releases tight and tender points and areas in the musculature on the front and back of the body. This brings about a better balance between the anterior, posterior, superior, inferior and medial and lateral aspects of the body, thus bringing the body's structure into better alignment. This not only affects the musculoskeletal structure, but also the internal organs.

Moxa techniques (warming a herb called Mugwort, on the body) are used for both acute and chronic conditions to help to relax tight muscles and deal with the effect of inflammation.

Sotai and channel stretching exercises also help to bring the body into alignment by releasing tight and restricted areas, often showing on one side of the body.

Cupping is used as an adjunctive therapy to acupuncture. The action of creating a vacuum inside the cups, draws the flesh up inside the cup, stimulating circulation to the underlying musculature.

The use of intra-dermal needles and press spheres reinforces the treatment and continues to work in between treatments. As well as using points local to the area of the problem, hand and ear acupuncture can be applied very effectively as there are points in the ear and on the hand that relate to all the areas in the body.

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