Most people have heard of acupuncture as a natural treatment. It has been featured in many magazines, television shows, and movies. But did you know that it is an effective method of pain management? With the opioid crisis in full swing and recent crackdowns on painkillers, it is more important than ever for people to find pain relief in more natural ways. Acupuncture could be that option for you.
How It Works
Acupuncture involves applying needles, heat, and pressure to targeted areas of the body. Although needles are used, it is a non-invasive procedure and does not cause any discomfort. Many people find acupuncture a very relaxing experience.
This practice is part of Chinese Traditional Medicine. According to the traditional Chinese philosophy, acupuncture works to relieve pain and improve health because it restores the body’s chi, or life force, into balance. Many scientific studies have been done on acupuncture since it came to the US in the 1970s. These studies have discovered that acupuncture is likely beneficial for pain management due to the release of endorphins that follows the procedure.
What Medical Conditions are Helped by Acupuncture
Acupuncture is very beneficial for a number of chronic pain conditions. Lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and chronic headaches can all benefit from acupuncture. Acupuncture can treat migraines, fibromyalgia, and arthritis as well. Most types of pain can be treated successfully with acupuncture.
Frequency of Treatments
While you are likely to have some relief from your first acupuncture treatment, it may not be long-lived. Most people who have chronic pain schedule regular appointments with their acupuncturist so they can maintain a lower level of pain for a longer period of time. Your acupuncturist is best able to assess your condition and determine the right frequency for your visits.
If you are ready to try acupuncture to manage your pain, contact us today for more information. We will be happy to help you find a more comfortable and peaceful existence with this highly effective and all natural treatment.