Chronic pain sufferers are often looking for new ways to manage their pain. Especially in light of the reported dangers of many pain medications, it is more important than ever to find other ways to manage your pain. Acupuncture is a form of pain management that is completely natural and effective.
What Is Acupuncture?
Most people have heard of acupuncture, but do you really know what it is? Acupuncture is more than just placing needles in the skin. The practitioner is knowledgeable about the human body and how certain parts of the body affect other parts. With this knowledge, they can place the needles strategically to bring about different results, such as pain management.
Pain Medications Are Out
Many pain medications are becoming difficult to obtain. With the national crackdown on the opioid epidemic, fewer doctors are prescribing opioid pain relievers. This negates a large portion of pain killers that have traditionally been prescribed by doctors. While there are other pain medications available, these, too, have addictive properties and can cause liver and kidney damage with long term use.
It is scientifically proven that acupuncture does, in fact, relieve pain when applied appropriately. There is more research being done all the time about acupuncture because scientists do not necessarily understand how it works. Acupuncture has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries, and it does have pain-relieving properties. The pain relief lasts several days or weeks, and you can safely repeat the treatment any time the pain worsens.
If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture for pain management, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.