Acupuncture for Pain Relief
A holistic approach to relief from chronic and acute pain with strategies to strengthen and nourish the body. Acupuncture can help with:
How does Acupuncture help with pain?
There are many theories as to how acupuncture works for pain relief, from both a holistic traditional perspective and based on modern, evidence based research. It is a safe, non-toxic alternative to pain medication.
Helps to increase circulation
Acupuncture helps to enhance the flow of fresh blood to an area - thereby increasing the flow of oxygen and fresh nutrients. This helps to speed up the healing process by flushing out waste products, toxins and stagnant blood.
Helps to naturally reduce inflammation
Acupuncture helps to regulate our body's natural inflammatory signals if they are over-reacting. It does this by helping us get a better handle on stress, relieving muscle tension, increasing circulation and helping strengthen our immune system.
Helps our bodies produce endorphins
Studies have suggested that needling acupuncture points can help the body produce endorphins (the body's "Happy Hormones"). These hormones help our bodies reduce pain, relieve stress and give us a natural boost.
Helps relieve muscle tension
Acupuncture is very effective in helping with pain due to muscle tension by accessing trigger points in muscles. When stimulated by acupuncture needles, your muscles release and pain and tension can be relieved. Pain can be a multi-faceted issue, and acupuncture is safe and effective for both chronic and acute pain conditions.
Stimulates parasympathetic response
Acupuncture helps us achieve a desired "rest and digest" mode, which is the time during which our body naturally re-sets and re-generates. In this mode your body is able to restore itself and start to heal.