Acupuncture For Pain Relief
Easing pain, through acupuncture, can be a desirable first step towards balancing good health.
Pain is a feeling, triggered by the nervous system as the result of an injury, or a deficiency of the immune system. It can lead to conditions such as chronic infection or inflammation in the body, causing numerous other conditions such as bladder pain syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Pain can also develop as a result of everyday wear and tear of the musculoskeletal system.
An acute or chronic pain is the body’s alarm system. It alerts us to injuries and illnesses that need attention. During the course of the acupuncture treatment, we ensure that any underlying pathological causative factors are well defined and understood for a safe and effective treatment.
Acupuncture is highly recommended as a palliative treatment in musculoskeletal conditions such as sciatica, low back pain, tendonitis of elbow (Tennis / Golfers’ Elbow). In an acute attack, the use of acupuncture symptomatically can in truth, be 'a cure'. The relief of muscular spasms, and the improvement in mobility will directly target the pain, while the systemic treatment will target the root cause of the problem, which in turn will create a stronger body and mind.
Clinical studies and research have shown that acupuncture has an immediate pain relieving effect, as well as be a long-term effect on pain control.
Research demonstrates that the pain relieving effect of acupuncture is brought about by improving the blood circulation, accelerating the body's metabolism, regulating the peripheral and central nervous system, and adjusting the hormonal imbalance.
In a chronic conditions where changes of a permanent nature have occurred such as Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia, acupuncture plays a significant role in addressing the whole body through neurotransmitters and biochemicals, relieving the pain, increasing body’s natural healing mechanism and improving mobility, thereby creating a stronger body and the mind.
A growing number of athletes use acupuncture for acute and chronic injuries such as back pain, Tennis Elbow, and shoulder and knee injuries.