Here at Apex we have a contemporary medical approach to acupuncture which uses the insertion of fine solid needles into specific points along the body to improve dysfunction and alleviate pain. Dr. Gordon-Tennant is further trained to activate inhibited and weakened muscles (which may be the root cause of your pain condition) with the use of acupuncture needles through the Exstore® technique system. A simplified explanation of medical acupuncture is that it is tricking the body into healing itself. The body believes it is injured with the insertion of a needle (which does not actually cause any significant damage). In response, the body releases its own pain relieving/healing substances to speed recovery and alleviate pain.