Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) is a modern approach to acupuncture that combines classics- meridian acupuncture with Western physical medicine techniques, most notably trigger point dry needling. APM assessment of a patient focuses on palpation of the body for myofascial constrictions, which are referred to as holding patterns. By studying Chinese and Japanese tight tender points, and undertaking a detailed study of myofascial trigger points,  the body  releases areas of obstruction. In this way APM assessment and treatment takes as its basis a patient’s actual, physical, lived experience of illness or distress.

Acupuncture Physical Medicine is especially well suited to treating the complex and chronic disorders that plague modern medicine; from chronic pain, chronic fatigue, multiple allergies, and stress disorders, to the symptomatic relief of internal medical complaints in the various organ systems of the body, including neurological, cardio-respiratory, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, and gynecological complaints.