Pain can be a debilitating symptom that is felt differently by everyone. Your pain may be felt as a dull-ache or sharp and stabbing, it may be acute or chronic persistent pain.
Can Acupuncture Help Your Pain or Injury?
Acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation of soft tissue. It can accelerate the healing of tendons or ligaments with poor blood supply. If you have severe structural issues acupuncture may help reduce inflammation or irritation of soft tissue that could be contributing to your pain. Acupuncture may also help enhance blood flow essential for the body to heal and repair its self.
If we increase circulation to an area by creating a micro trauma with needling, the healing process may be accelerated due to an inflammatory response flooding to the area to help heal and repair tissue. This also creates the potential to release pain-inhibiting endorphins known as “Natural pain-killers” (1). In chronic pain patterns, often nerves are firing for no reason sometimes even after an injury is completely healed. Acupuncture can influence the nervous system to reset the brains proprioceptive threshold and help bring the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system back into balance.
Common pain conditions we commonly see in our clinic:
How we will help your pain.
Our Acupuncturists understand that Balance in other aspects of your life is essential to assist in the management of pain and injuries. We believe that the mind, body and emotions are complexly intertwined and that treating imbalances in your body will lead to greater mental and emotional health. That’s why we do a thorough health screen to gain a deeper insight into your condition. For example, if you aren’t sleeping well, your body cannot repair that torn hip flexor or hamstring. We help a variety of other conditions that may be contributing to your pain including stress, sleep disturbances, digestive conditions, anxiety or menstruation disorders.
We understand lifestyle.
Regardless of age, at some stage in our lives we all engage in the same habits, thought processes, ways of sitting, standing or exercising. These ways may create repetitive stresses in our daily lives contributing to holding patterns.
For example, you might go to the gym and do similar exercise routines every week over the course of many years with poor technique, misalignment, over compensation or simply because it’s a habituate way of life. In another instance, you might find you’re sitting at your office desk for several hours a day over the course of many months with a forward neck and slouched shoulders. In these cases our bodies are prone to develop certain holding patterns.
We take your lifestyle into consideration and treat accordingly.
This way we can ensure you understand any holding patterns and implement lifestyle adjustments when necessary to allow for long lasting changes and effective treatment outcomes.
There’s a reason it’s existed for so long.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment method for pain and because there is no risk of addiction or dependency, more doctors are recommending acupuncture as a preferred therapy for chronic pain management (2).