Acupuncture for Pain Management
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Acupuncture plays an important role in the elimination of pain, and gives us a valuable alternative choice for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions.
Clinical studies support acupuncture's efficacy for chronic conditions that benefit from the control of pain and inflammation, enhanced circulation, endocrine and immune function and the reduction of stress.
Acupuncture, especially when combined with Shiatsu treatment, can treat almost all kinds of pain conditions including: migraines, neuralgia, neck pain, back pain, herniated disc, TMJ, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhea, osteoporosis, sports and other injuries, surgical pain and even cancer pain.
Researchers have discovered beneficial immune and endocrine alterations following acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture may actually help prevent pain by acting on the sympathetic nervous system and by stimulating the body to produce biochemical substances, such as endorphins, to help reduce pain.