Acupuncture for Pain Management
Chronic pain can be debilitating. Oftentimes standard treatments like anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, ice/heat, etc. just aren’t enough. Not to mention the side effects and toll that medication often takes on the body.
Over the years, research has increasingly pointed to acupuncture as the answer. Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing techniques in the world. Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points in the body to correct imbalance in the flow of energy and affect neurotransmitters and hormone levels. In particular, acupuncture has been found to release endorphins, which have been found to be 200 times more effective than morphine at relieving pain.
During the thousands of years of acupuncture use, the primary purpose was pain management or anesthesia. Various studies have confirmed its benefits in chronic pain, such as back pain, peripheral neuropathy, cancer pain, and trigeminal neuralgia. Acupuncture works to address pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killing hormones.
Did you know that as many as 85% of chronic pain patients have found relief from acupuncture?
Relief can often be felt in as little as one acupuncture treatment, though a series of acupuncture treatments are typically necessary. Whether you are an athlete trying to get back to your training or simply looking for pain relief to improve your overall quality of life, acupuncture may be the answer to restoring vibrant health and optimal functioning.
Acupuncture may be a viable option for relief, whether you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, pain in the neck, back, hips, knees, elbows, arms, legs or any other area of the body. Patients with arthritis, disc problems, sports injuries, inflammation, headache/migraines, tendonitis, sprains, strains, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and countless other issues have found lasting relief from acupuncture treatment.
In addition to being an effective for the management of pain, added benefits of acupuncture include reduced stress, improved sleep quality, lifted mood, increased energy, and more.
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