Resolve & manage pain
Acupuncture is well known for its ability to reduce pain. Today’s growing clinical research evidence is echoing what Chinese medicine users have known for thousands of years, that Chinese medical acupuncture works, though still in some ways that science is yet to understand.
We do know that acupuncture stimulates the release of our bodies natural endorphins and activates parts of the brain and nervous system responsible for interpreting/transmitting pain signals, which may explain why it is an effective analgesic. According to TCM theory we explain the workings through the concept of activating the flow of Qi energy through the network of meridians that govern and interconnect the various interrelated body systems.
In 2014, RMIT undertook a feasibility study (with historical controls) of acupuncture in treating pain and nausea in a hospital emergency department. They found acupuncture provides comparable relief to conventional pharmacological drugs, without the added unwanted side effects. (see Links for article)
In our clinical experience, we find we are able to decrease pain and increase mobility from;
Headaches and migraine
Back pain, sciatica
Disc herniation pain
Acute muscular sprains and strains, tendinopathy
Pain and swelling from traumatic injury
Arthritic joint pain
Jaw and dental pain
General muscular tension