Chronic Pain

 

 

Pain is either acute or chronic. It may be severely limiting of life’s activities for years at a time.
Western medicine may provide drugs and surgery, but it struggles to resolve pain conditions often coming up with only mixed results.
In addition, most medications have some negative side effects that may be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is another solution.

How Does Acupuncture Help Pain?

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, moves energy, improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation and pain.
Western studies have shown that acupuncture has a powerful effect on chemical producers and receptors in the brain. Endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that are released by physical activity and emotional excitement, may be at the heart pain-relieving’s pain relieving abilities. There is little doubt that its effects are powerful.

What Types of Pain Does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture can be used as a supportive therapy, with Western treatments, for most medical conditions. Chronic pain, such as arthritis and low back pain, is very manageable with acupuncture. In some cases, it may even work when traditional Western medical methods have failed.

• Arthritis: Research shows that acupuncture has a tremendous effect on the pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and fibromyalgia.

• Back Pain and Sciatica: Low back pain is a common complaint. Sciatica pain occurs whenthe pain radiates down the leg. Acupuncture may have a dramatic effect on alleviating the pain and helping your body clear the inflammation that may be present.

• Neck and Shoulder Pain: Stress-related muscle tension in neck and shoulder regions or old injuries may cause both neck and shoulder pain. Poor posture, extended sitting, working on computers and starring at smart phones are all modern day reasons for causing chronic neck and shoulder pain.and other lifestyle factors can also cause neck and shoulder pain. Research shows that acupuncture is very effective at driving down the inflammation in these areas that relieves pain.

• Nerve Pain: Known as neuropathy, nerve pain has many causes, from diabetes to traumatic injury. It may be a sharp burning or stabbing pain, or a tingling nerve pain that could limit the quality of your life. Acupuncture is the answer to help resolve and manage pain. It’s free of harmful side effects and often usually works quickly improving the quality of your life.

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