Acupuncture works by stimulating the body's natural healing and rapidly reduces pain and inflammation. It relaxes muscles; increases circulation to speed up recovery time and it maintains longer positive results and helps to prevent recurrence. Acupuncture also promotes physical and emotional wellbeing and enhances endocrine and immune function. Acupuncture offers a holistic method of encouraging the body to promote its own natural healing and is a safe, painless alternative, and a very effective procedure for eliminating or relieving pain.
Chronic pain sufferers can also use acupuncture to manage flare-ups. Take the all-too-common case of a reinjured herniated disc that is causing acute muscle spasms. Acupuncture can be utilized to reduce both the pain and the spasms. In general, acupuncture can be used to combat any condition that causes long-term pain, with none of the side effects associated with pain medication.
Some commonly treated pain conditions in my clinic include: