How Acupuncture Helps With Pain
One of my pet peeves when it comes to life on earth is that we all have to suffer pain sometimes. It is what I have dedicated my life to eradicating. My mission is to help you feel better and solve your problems with pain. This is one reason that I love Chinese Medicine. If pain is part of your every day life, or you have trouble sleeping, or wake up dreading the day ahead because of pain. Acupuncture can help! This ancient Chinese practice dates back over 2000 years, and is still one of the safest, most effective solutions for pain relief today.
It’s All About Energy
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, our health relies upon the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the paths of our bodies. These paths are called meridians. When our energy is balanced and flowing, we feel good mentally, physically, and spiritually. When blockages occur, we feel the opposite. Illness, disease, and pain are the results of blocked Qi. Unblocking and balancing Qi is the key to feeling good again.
How Acupuncture Works
To restore balance and the flow of Qi, thin needles are inserted painlessly in specific points on the body. Because of the way energy flows through these meridians, the needles may not be inserted where you would think! This practice stimulates healthy circulation, which fights inflammation. It also boosts immunity and releases amino acids that relieve pain. This is why many of my patients feel so much better after just one session!
Dispelling the Myths
Myth #1: The Needles are Painful
Many people avoid acupuncture because of a fear of needles. While several needles will be used during treatment, they are nothing like the needles many of us are used to! They are much finer and are inserted shallowly, and many don’t notice the insertion at all!
Myth #2: I’ll Just Have to Go Back for More
While acupuncture is not a miracle cure, many do feel relief from the first session alone. However, the process of restoring the flow of Qi takes time, and typically requires several sessions. As you progress, your treatment will reflect your progress and any other health concerns you may have.
Myth #3: It’s Not Proven By Science
While Western medicine has a hard time quantifying the results of acupuncture, over 2000 years of effective results are hard to disregard! Because we have been taught that any treatment relying on “energy flow” or “life force” is outside the bounds of science, Western medicine has struggled to explain the positive effects of acupuncture.
If you have any questions about acupuncture and whether it can help with your pain, please feel free to comment below or to contact me!