Safe and Effective Treatment for Immediate and Lasting Pain Relief
Proven as an effective means of treating all kinds of pain, acupuncture can be a safe and natural alternative or addition to Western medical treatment. It can reduce both pain and swelling and is successful in treating pain no matter where it is in the body and whether it is acute or chronic, severe or dull. If you have an old injury that never properly healed, a new injury, a recent surgery, joint pain or muscle tension, acupuncture can help. It increases the circulation of blood and other important fluids, bringing nutrients and oxygen to the area of pain or tension, stimulates nerve activity, and relaxes muscles and tendons, all leading to a reduction in both pain and inflammation.
What to Expect from Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture treatment has immediate effect, so if you arrive with pain, you leave with either noticeably less pain or no pain at all. With each treatment, the pain, discomfort or stiffness reduces, and within a few treatments should be alleviated altogether with long-lasting and often permanent results.
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Back Pain Treatment
Back pain is the most commonly reported pain condition in the world. Lower back pain is so common that about 8 in 10 people have one or more bouts of it in a lifetime. As well since the back is the core of the body, when it is in pain, it is hard to escape it, sometimes affecting us with nearly every move we make including in our sleep. Because of this, it is important that a reliable treatment method be available that can effectively reduce back pain immediately and provide lasting results. This method is acupuncture.
In most cases of back pain, whether it be upper, middle or lower back pain, the pain can be quickly reduced and generally eliminated within 2 – 8 treatments, the first treatment often producing at least a 50% reduction in pain.
Sciatica and Leg Pain Treatment
Even nerve conditions like sciatica involving numbness or nerve pain can be successfully treated with acupuncture, often improving sciatic pain quite significantly (50% or more) in just one treatment and then generally relieving it completely within 4 – 6 treatments.
Sciatic pain has a specific route of travel. It generally starts in the lower back and then travels down through the glutes or sacrum and into the back of the thigh, sometimes reaching the back of the knee. It can also go further, travelling down the back of the calf to the outside of ankle, along the side of the foot and to the little toe. As sciatica usually involves both back and leg pain, when sciatica is treated, the areas of pain are identified and all are treated simultaneously, so no need to worry that one area will be healing and feeling better while others not.
With leg pain, there can also be pain in the various parts of the leg, like hamstring pain, thigh pain, calf pain and shin pain. All of these benefit from acupuncture and can generally be resolved within 1 – 8 treatments.
Hip Pain Treatment
With all types of hip pain, acupuncture can be of benefit. Acupuncture can treat osteoarthritis of the hip, helping both bone and cartilage, and it can relive tightness and pain in the muscles that operate the hip. There are muscles like the psoas and piriformis that are difficult to treat with other methods because they are deep in the body beneath other muscles, but with acupuncture these muscles can be relaxed and generally within 2-6 treatments relieved of their pain completely. The gluteus muscles of the buttock can also be difficult to treat, as pain in these muscles can often feel elusive, where stretching and massage do not seem to address the pain. For these muscles, acupuncture also functions to relieve the pain and can generally alleviate it altogether within 2-6 treatments.
The hip can also suffer from stiffness, and once again acupuncture can help to relieve this stiffness, making the hip feel looser and lighter with each treatment with most hip stiffness resolved within 1-4 treatments. If the hip is stiff for a period of time, it can start to affect how we walk. With adjustments to our walking, other areas of our legs and back can start to hurt. It becomes a slippery slope. Even if this has happened, acupuncture can help. It relieves not only the hip stiffness but also any of the new associated pains. Long-term stiffness can generally be resolved within 4-8 treatments.
Efficacy of Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Currently, a significant body of evidence is being amassed on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of pain. In countries around the world, large, rigorously designed clinical trials are being carried out and positive conclusions are being drawn. In one of these trials, clinically significant data showed that acupuncture and electroacupuncture were effective in the treatment of Lower Back Pain.
Listed on the NLM website (National Library of Medicine), the primary medical resource of the United States government, are reports from other trials evaluating acupuncture’s effect on Sciatica and Osteoarthritis.
If you’re tired of living with pain, try acupuncture.
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