Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Do you suffer from pain that is either acute or chronic? If so, you have landed in the right place. Acupuncture is amazing at healing pain. If you live in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton or Parrish, Florida area and you suffer from pain then read on to find out how acupuncture and Chinese medicine excels in treating pain.
Most of us, up to 85% of the population, will suffer from acute or chronic pain at some point in our lives and it is the second biggest complaint that doctors hear. Living in pain can be debilitating to one’s livelihood resulting in missed work or just missing enjoyable activities. The good news is that acupuncture is extremely effective for low pain treatment and management.
Acupuncture is a tremendous alternative and very effective for pain relief and has been around for more than 2000 years. This method includes the insertion of small, sterile, one-time use needles to stimulate the flow of the body’s qi, or life-force of energy, that flows through the body. This, in result, increases circulation and blood flow and allows the body to heal faster and more effectively. Unlike drugs, it is not putting a Band-Aid on the problem. It is correcting the underlying cause of pain which in turn heals the body and alleviates that pain.
So what pain related conditions can acupuncture treat?
The most common are including but definitely not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain
- Chronic headaches or migraines
Acupuncture has been successful for generation after generation treating all conditions of pain, regardless of the underlying cause. Utilizing acupuncture for pain relief has shown stimulate the release of endorphins in the brain which are the body’s natural pain killers. Acupuncture has also been clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and trigger the rest and restore mode of the nervous system. It also is very effective at treating the emotional side effects of chronic pain like the depression and frustration that can a lot of times accompany pain. Acupuncture for the most part painless and deeply relaxing.
Why choose acupuncture for chronic pain relief?
- It is completely 100% natural
- There are no side effects
- It increases circulation and blood flow to the affected area
- It speeds healing time
- It puts the body back into balance
Acupuncture puts the body back into balance physically, emotionally and spiritually. Along with relief of pain, there are also secondary effects one can expect while undergoing treatment such as:
- better sleep
- a calmer more relaxed feeling long after the treatment is over
- a better emotional response to stress
- a stronger immune system
- more energy
Why is this? Chinese medicine is a complete system of healing. Pain in the body is only viewed as an imbalance that can be corrected. When there is pain, circulation is impeded and the body is imbalanced. Acupuncture works to restore this imbalance thus relieving the pain.
Not every person that undergoes acupuncture receives the same treatment as every person is treated as an individual and each treatment is tailored to that individual person. For instance, one person may have neck pain as a result of an accident and the next person may have chronic migraines due to stress. Since the underlying causes of the pain are different the treatments for these two situations would also be different. Either way, one can expect results showing a decrease in pain and if anything else in the body is out of balance that can be corrected at the same time.
For instance, a lot of times when someone is experiencing chronic pain they may also experience loss of sleep, depression or frustration, fatigue, etc. The beauty of Chinese medicine is that when you are putting the body back into balance, not only is the pain issue corrected but so are any other imbalances. It’s a one-stop shop.
So if are reading this and are experiencing regular pain, there is no need to continue to suffer. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can start you right away on the path of healing and get you back to feeling your best. If you are ready to take your health into your own hands, give us a call. We are never too busy to help you.
Sarasota Acupuncture, Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture, Bradenton Acupuncture: Amanda Carter is a national board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician with a private practice in Lakewood Ranch, Florida which also services the surrounding areas of Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish and Ellenton, Florida. Her practice, Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness, is a Chinese Medicine practice utilizing acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional supplementation, homeopathy, cupping, guasha and homeopathic injections to coerce the body to heal itself.