Acupuncture and the treatment of pain

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Chronic Pain

Acupuncture is quite effective for alleviating chronic pain, by increasing blood and qi movement, and reducing inflammation. There are numerous studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture on pain.  Here are a few external links

  1. Acupuncture Alleviates Lower Back Pain and Inflammation
  2. Acupuncture Unlocks Frozen Shoulder Pain Research
  3. Acupuncture Alleviates Neck Pain, Increases Motion

Acute Pain

After you have been assessed by an MD, Acupuncture can be beneficial in the treatment of acute injuries, where swelling and pain are too fresh for other manual therapies (such as massage). In cases like sprained ankles, fractured bones, minor accidents, and recent surgery, Acupuncture has been used to reduce pain and swelling as well as improve the rate of healing and range of motion.

  1. Acupuncture and Herbs Stop Ankle Pain and Restore Motility
  2. Acupuncture Increases Bone Strength, Repairs Nerves
  3. Acupuncture Painkilling Effect Found

Headaches

Acupuncture can be effective in treating many types of headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and headaches due to weather, air pressure changes or hormonal changes. Each individual receives custom treatments for their type of headache.

  1. Brain MRI Shows Acupuncture Relieves Migraines
  2. Acupuncture Proven Effective For Migraine Relief
  3. Test Reveals Acupuncture Controls Hormones To Reduce Stress

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