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Chronic Pain

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain and its causes

More than 123 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This pain can be more than the typical aches and soreness we all suffer—It can be excruciating and even debilitating, lasting for months or years. The most common sources of pain stem from headaches, backaches, joint pain, pain from injury, and fibromyalgia. Most times, pain is related to inflammation in the tissues surrounding the nerves rather than the nerves themselves.

Typical treatments

When you visit a doctor of Western medicine for your chronic pain, their recommendations will most likely include physical therapy, prescription anti-inflammatories, or prescription pain medication, like hydrocodone or oxycodone. Not only do American doctors prescribe 99% of the hydrocodone and oxycodone used in the world, but these medications can lead to opioid addiction, overdoses and death. They also do not treat the root of your chronic pain, they just mask the symptoms and temporarily provide relief.

How acupuncture can help

The human body is capable of incredible things, including healing itself of its ailments. Acupuncture for chronic pain relief involves the insertion of acupuncture needles—as thin as a human hair—that cause a number of biological responses that reduce inflammation and allows the body to heal itself and relieve pain.

Positive effects of acupuncture

Acupuncture’s effects begin quickly, letting you get back to enjoying life without having to wait for physical therapy sessions or pain medications to provide relief. Most patients notice a difference after just one or two treatments.

Medical acupuncture is also completely natural; there are no drugs, side effects or recovery time involved. Not only can acupuncture relieve a significant portion of your chronic pain, but it can cure your condition.