How does acupuncture help pain?
  • Acupuncture increases blood flow and free flow of Qi to the injured site helping to unlock stagnation and alleviate pain.

  • Acupuncture improves blood circulation within the sinew-musculature framework.

  • Acupuncture utilizes the bodies neural network to mediate healing, sending signals at 300 miles/sec. Relief is almost felt immediately.

  • Acupuncture decreases the overactive inflammation response in the body.

  • Acupuncture helps to balance the immune system, aiding the body in its own healing process.

Pain-related conditions treated include:
  • Back pain

  • Headache/Migraines

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hip pain

  • Joint pain

  • Leg pain / cramps

  • Neck stiffness / pain

  • Neuralgia

Chronic Pain

We understand the frustration that chronic pain can bring and the complications it can have on both your work and family life. Our treatments can also help to alleviate chronic pain problems, despite the number of years a patient has been suffering. Sometimes relief is seen in a single treatment, some ailments require additional treatments. Each patient is different and results may vary.

  • Sciatica

  • Shingles

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sport’s injury

  • Sprains / Strains

  • Tendonitis

  • Whiplash

  • Work-related / Auto-related injury

  • Arthritis

PAIN - How Acupuncture Helps


Most people experience significant pain at some point in their lives-whether from an injury, illness, or an unknown cause. Pain as a warning signal, an alarm that goes off when your body is trying to tell
you something is wrong and out of balance


What can you do? No one should have to live with but which treatment Is right for you? Often times, people suffering from pain take medication to dull the pain. Taking medication is understandable when pain is constant and unbearable. It may be helpful to dull the symptoms for a short period of time, but it will not get at the root of the problem and correct it. It is like hitting the snooze button on an alarm. Unless the cause of the pain is treated, your body will keep sounding the alarm and remind you something is wrong. Eventually the pain may get worse or become chronic. It is also possible for the medications to cause unwanted side effects and further compromise your health.

 

Surgery may be another option. At times, this approach may make sense, but it could be both expensive and risky, and there is no guarantee that it will be effective.

 

Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, natural and drug free way to eliminate pain. Unlike other methods of handling pain
there are no side effects. Well known and leading national and international health organizations acknowledge the benefits of
acupuncture in treating and eliminating pain due to a wide range of causes. 

 

An acupuncturist s approach to pain: Acupuncture practitioners recognize there is a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced "chee"), circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of pathways called meridians. Meridians are like rivers within your body. Wherever a river flows, at brings with it water that provides nourishment and life to the land, plants and people around it. Likewise, meridians transport life giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland in the body.


It is Important for Qi to flow freely throughout the body. Think of water flowing through a garden hose. A blocked hose will not
provide an adequate supply of water to a plant. Eventually, the plant will be unable to thrive, grow and blossom. Similarly, a blockage in the flow of Qi anywhere in the body will inhibit the amount of nourishment that reaches our cells, tissues, muscles, organs and glands. Under normal circumstances, your body can easily return to good health and vitality. If the disruption of Qi is prolonged or excessive, or if your body is in a weakened state, the flow of Qi becomes restricted and a variety of symptoms,
including pain, may arise.


What does acupuncture do? By inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points, an acupuncturist is able to break up blockages that have hampered the smooth flow of Qi. Once this is done, Qi can travel freely throughout the body, promoting pain-free health, well-being and vitality. Not only can acupuncture treat signs and symptoms of pain and discomfort, lt can also get to the root of the problem. When the Initial cause of the pain is corrected, your body can begin to heal on deeper levels. Your acupuncturist may also suggest adjunct therapies to enhance treatment and speed healing, such as massage, stretching, herbal supplements and dietary changes.

Many things can cause Qi to become blocked:

  • Poor diet

  • Physical trauma

  • Emotional trauma

  • Inherited weakness of Qi

  • Chemical, physical or emotional stress