Acupuncture was Designed for Treating Pain
Since the beginning of time, people have had pain. Pain can be from an acute injury, nagging injury not gone away, or something more serious such as a muscular or joint disease. There is post-surgical pain, disease pain, injury pain, chemical pain, pain from use of certain substances, unknown causes of pain, etc. There are more causes of pain than there are solutions.
Typically when people are in pain, they try the “tied and true”: Ibuprofen and rest. When pain gets a little more nagging, a little more serious, we go to our Western MD and request the solution, which typically comes in the form of stronger pain pills, physical therapy, or surgeries. All of which have their time and place and can be very beneficial.
It’s usually when these methods are not helping that someone lands on our doorstep. The pain has been around for 6 months or more, and the person’s life is getting affected.
How acupuncture treats pain
Acupuncture, the art and science of placing thin needles in particular locations on the body to cause an effect, can significantly help reduce pain. Of course, acupuncture is not magic. It does take multiple treatments depending on the severity and cause of the pain, with each treatment being cumulative to the previous treatment. When the needles are inserted, the body reacts by releasing endorphins and other neurochemicals that have an effect on both the experience of the pain and on the actual healing of the structures or chemicals that are causing the pain.
Treating acute injuries with acupuncture
For acute injuries, I recommend coming in as soon as possible. The earlier an acute sprain/strain is treated using acupuncture, the faster the injuries will heal. The increased blood circulation caused by acupuncture will bring increased nutrients to the area, and pull out the inflammatory substances that build up at the injury site.
Treating chronic injuries with acupuncture
For chronic injuries, injuries that have been around longer than 6 months to many years, acupuncture can also be very helpful. However, chronic injuries can take longer to heal. Typically there may be an underlying cause that needs to be discovered. There are many Chinese herbal formulas that help increase circulation to bring nutrients and reduce inflammation, and these can be helpful for chronic injuries.
Treating chronic pain with acupuncture
Chronic pain can be complicated. Chronic pain may be from some type of disease, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, other immune or muscular system diseases. These types of pain are also served well with Chinese Medicine, as Chinese Medicine is a complete system of medicine that looks internally to help a patient heal from disease. I have had many successes helping people with chronic pain using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
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