Millions of Americans suffer various forms of acute and chronic pain. If left untreated, this pain can last for months or even years. No matter if your pain was caused by an injury, repetitive use, joint degeneration or a pinched nerve, acupuncture can help.
Typical treatments prescribed for acute and chronic pain include pain killers, muscle relaxers and physical therapy; but while these treatments may temporarily alleviate symptoms, they don’t treat the underlying cause of the pain. Acupuncture is completely natural, and stimulates your body’s ability to heal itself by reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
Chronic Pain, Low back pain and Sciatica
Low back pain can leave you unable to enjoy your everyday life and your favorite activities. 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point, and for many, occasional back pain can turn into chronic pain that recurs for months or even years.
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.
Most times, pain is related to inflammation in the tissues surrounding the nerves rather than the nerves themselves. Acupuncture causes a number of biological responses that signal the body to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
We’ve all had neck pain at one time or another, but left untreated, it can get so severe you could become unable to work or enjoy everyday activities. Neck pain can stem from multiple causes: the trauma of a strain or sports injury, a herniated disc or pinched nerve, or degenerative disc disease. The treatments can vary depending on what type of doctor you see, but they’re not all equally effective.
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. In the majority of cases, acupuncture can heal and thereby relieve your neck pain.
More than 37 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine attacks and 2-3 million of those suffer from chronic migraine headaches. While migraines have numerous causes, such as allergies to food, stress, alcohol consumption, and changes in blood sugar, the cause can be hard to diagnose and often times the treatments either don’t relieve the pain or come with unpleasant side effects.
Migraine headaches are typically treated with over-the-counter and prescription medications and, sometimes, preventative medication. The problem with medications is that they don’t always work, can lead to adverse side effects and don’t address the underlying cause of migraines. Rather, they only give temporary relief.
Acupuncture cures migraine headaches for over 80% of patients with an average of 3-5 treatments.