Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Are you one of the many Americans suffering from pain? Is your job physically demanding on your body? Are the constant repetitive motions at work creating more pain? Is the daily wear and tear getting to you? Do you come home at night and need to ice or heat your body to relieve the pain or maybe even take medication to dull the pain? You’re not alone!
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 72 million people suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can make life miserable; it can make even the simplest tasks feel like climbing Mount Everest. Standard treatments like ice, heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and exercises are often not enough to eliminate the pain.
Good news! Acupuncture is a proven safe, effective, natural way to decrease pain and get you living a pain free life.
Common pain conditions treated with acupuncture:
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"Biomedical approaches to heel pain treatment include behavioral therapy, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid injections, small needle knife therapy, block therapy, shockwave therapy and surgery. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) historical records document success in the treatment of heel pain using acupuncture. This new scientific investigation confirms the historical data."
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“Acupuncture can calm or quiet the nervous system and help slow down the pain signals to the brain. Acupuncture can also improve blood flow, which can improve oxygenation of tissues.” Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2016-02-15/acupuncture-may-help-ease-fibromyalgia-pain-study-finds
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How does acupuncture for pain relief work?
Acupuncture increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and decreases the level of pain. It stimulates the nervous system, activating the release of pain-relieving endorphins, enkephalins, and anti-inflammatory properties while increasing blood circulation to the injured area, bringing nutrients to tissues and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes.
Our skilled acupuncturists specialize in treating pain conditions using acupuncture and other traditional therapies such as cupping, tuina (bodywork), guasha, and electro-stimulation. We have helped many patients reduce or eliminate both chronic and acute pain conditions.
Results are often felt after the first treatment, but may require a series of treatments to provide more permanent results. Unlike many other forms of therapy, once a pain issue is resolved with acupuncture, treatment can be tapered off and eventually ceased altogether as once results are achieved, they are most often permanent.