Tell me more about acupuncture and pain relief
Millions of Americans are suffering from all kinds of pain each year. No matter how severe or minor ache these pain are, any discomfort on a part of the body could negatively affect the quality of your life. Pain not only frustrates and depresses the person with pain but often affects others around the person.
Doctors often give patients pain medications to control the pain temporarily, or at some circumstances, offer surgeries. But both of these treatments are not without some problems or risks. Drugs have a lot of side effects, and you may need to live with them. Unsuccessful surgery can leave the patient with additional pain or damage.
Acupuncture is another option
It is safe and efficient natural approach to eliminate pain. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that Qi, vital life energy, travels through channels in the body to nourish the tissue. These channels, called Meridians, are like rivers within the body. Pain and disease occur when the circulation of Qi is halted, whether by injuries, emotional change, or other influences. Acupuncture restore the flow of Qi by inserting needles into the acupuncture points on the Meridians, thus helping cure disease, stop pain, and restore harmony.
How acupuncture works on pain has been the subject of many scientific researches
One theory suggests that the needle insertion stimulates the production of endorphins, body’s natural pain-killing chemical substances produced by the brain. Another theory suggests that the stimulation of the acupuncture points prevents pain impulses from traveling and reaching the brain.
The effectiveness of acupuncture for relieving the pain sensation has been long proven by the use of acupuncture in place of anesthetics in a wide variety of operations, from minor procedures to open heart surgery in China. Witnessing of this acupuncture anesthesia by American doctors played a key role for the introduction of the Chinese Traditional Medicine into the United States.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of pain relief. Pain conditions acupuncture can help include:
- Headache, Migraine, Trigeminal Pain
- Neck pain, Back pain, Sciatica
- Tennis elbow, Frozen shoulder
- Arthritis, Tendonitis, Joint pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Menstrual pain
- Pain cause by auto and sport injury
- Some cancer pain