Have you ever been in pain for so long that you forget what it feels like to be normal?
Chronic pain affects our well being on several levels. It can cause problems in our careers, personal lives and recreational activities. Chronic pain goes beyond the physical – it drains your energy and mental wellbeing.
The mental and physical toll of chronic pain can be devastating to the quality of life for both sufferers and close friends and family.
Instead of dulling or numbing the pain, acupuncture treats the underlying cause of the injury so that you can feel like you again.
By reducing or eliminating your need for medication, acupuncture is a healthy and safe solution that saves you money and lets you get back to living your best life.
What Do We Treat?
- Chronic pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
What Causes Chronic Pain?
Whenever there is pain in the body, our sensory nerves are firing, sending a signal to the brain that there is a problem. However in most instances of chronic pain, there is actually no structural problem. There is instead an issue with the pain response not being ‘shut off’ by the body appropriately.
Acupuncture is particularly helpful for this kind of chronic pain, where there is no structural issue that requires surgery.
Other types of chronic pain are caused by muscle tension, stress and posture.
How Can Acupuncture Treat My Pain?
According to Harvard Medical School, acupuncture heals chronic pain in the following ways:
Improved Circulation: Tiny needles are inserted into the body. These needles activate the body’s nervous system to send energy (or qi “chee” as it’s called in Chinese medicine) to areas of the body that may have been blocked by past injuries or poor posture. This reactivated energy flow flushes out toxins and improves circulation in the areas you are experiencing pain.
Faster recovery time: A 2017 study examined 18,000 people diagnosed with chronic pain in the neck, lower back, head, or knee. The report showed that those who received acupuncture had less headaches and migraines and decreased neck and lower back pain in comparison to those who only received Western medical treatment.
Reduced pain sensation: Studies are now showing that acupuncture change the way that the brain perceives pain. A 2014 study by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, performed brain scans of people receiving acupuncture while in pain. When compared against those who hadn’t received acupuncture, the brain scans showed that those receiving acupuncture felt less pain.
Come in and let’s talk.
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