Acupuncture to treat pain
Acupuncture has been used to effectively treat pain for thousands of years. In fact, most people seeking acupuncture do it for the treatment of pain problems. Many end up in acupuncture when they are looking for a natural approach to pain management or when conventional treatments have not worked well. Others use acupuncture as an adjunct to other pain treatments such as medications, injections or physiotherapy.
Not only does acupuncture help reduce or eliminate pain, it is also a treatment that can be applied to everyone without any complications or side effects .The mechanisms by which acupuncture treats pain may be somewhat scientifically incomprehensible. Although many studies show promising results for the treatment of acupuncture pain, it is quite difficult to conduct acupuncture studies in the Western example of double-blind placebo using a large sample of patients. This would mean that both the therapist and the patient do not know if they are giving or receiving real or fake acupuncture – an almost impossible task when it comes to this form of treatment. In addition, there is no standard treatment for the treatment of a condition, as each treatment is tailored to the individual’s symptoms and personality traits, so the effectiveness of the treatment depends on the skill level of the acupuncturist and the type of person being treated.
On the west side, however, acupuncture is thought to reduce pain levels by affecting neurotransmitters, hormones and the immune system. It can help the body release the natural pain killers, such as endorphins and enkephalins, which not only reduce pain levels but also create a sense of relaxation. In addition, acupuncture can increase blood circulation to an injured area, which can bring nutrients to the tissues and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.
From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture helps to cure pain by restoring the body’s natural energy and blood flow. This helps an injured area heal and bring balance to the body. When there is pain and dysfunction, Chinese medicine sees this as an obstacle or an imbalance in the body’s natural energy flow. By inserting acupuncture needles into acupuncture points, a specialized acupuncturist can help disrupt the flow of energy and promote natural healing.
Our experienced acupuncturists specialize in the treatment of pain diseases using acupuncture. We have helped many patients reduce or eliminate both chronic and acute pain. The results are noticeable after the first treatment, but may require a series of treatments to provide more lasting results. Unlike many other forms of treatment, when the problem of pain is solved by acupuncture, the treatment can be reduced and eventually stopped altogether as the results are achieved, most often permanent.