Acupuncture is an excellent treatment for both acute and chronic pain. At the Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Center, we frequently see dramatic results when treating pain. Acute conditions usually require fewer treatments than chronic conditions. Acupuncture can provide lasting effects including elimination or reduction of pain, reduced muscle spasms and increased range of motion. In addition to reducing or eliminating pain, Acupuncture also stimulates healing of your tissues.
Acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating pain has been well established. The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that Acupuncture is as effective as analgesics without the analgesics’ side effects. Based on the efficacy and favorable safety profile, the WHO states that Acupuncture can be regarded as the treatment of choice for many painful conditions.
Research has demonstrated that Acupuncture has a complex method of action including multiple biochemical effects;
- stimulating the body to release neurotransmitters and endorphins
- increasing circulation
- stimulating the release of anti-inflammatory and anti-stress compounds
- influencing the body’s natural electrical and electromagnetic fields
Numerous studies have shown that Acupuncture is safe and effective for various painful conditions including;
Post-trauma (car accidents)