Pain and Pain Management

Pain and Pain Management 2018-05-24T01:41:17+00:00

Pain Relief with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is most well known for its treatment of pain, alleviating many pain disorders affecting the joints, muscles and neurological systems.

Acupuncture is a safe, non-addictive alternative to medications. It also works well as adjunctive therapy with medications, allowing patients to reduce the frequency or amount of pain meds necessary, improving overall quality of life.

Acupuncture Helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relaxes the muscles
  • Increases blood flow to an area
  • help alleviate the mental strain of dealing with chronic pain

Common Pain Issues

  • osteoarthritis,
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Shingles
  • Neuralgias
  • Facial Tics
  • Arm and Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Bursitis
  • Ankle Swelling
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Low Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • General Ghost Pains
  • Post Surgical Pains
  • Cramps
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

How does it work?
In the simplist of terms, fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points that cause the body to release its own natural endorphins/opiods, hormones, and neurotransmitters. These biological processes can block pain message to the brain and reduce inflammation. In addition, the needles can also cause blood, oxygen and white blood cells to rush to the tissue facilitating healing.

Chinese Medicine is based on the idea that energy or Qi travels the body through pathways called meridians. These extensive pathways are often compared to rivers which act as an irrigation system for the body. This system flows in specific patterns around the body providing nourishment to all cells and tissues. When the flow becomes obstructed due to events such as injury or emotional stress an imbalance in the system occurs. This blockage is translated by the body as pain. Through the insertion of acupuncture needles, the blockages are removed allowing the energy to flow smoothly again. Therefore, returning balance and health to the body’s system. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.