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Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Pain or discomfort is not something you should have to live with.  In today's "no pain, no gain" world we often think we need to power through.  But pain such as headaches, back pain and menstrual cramps should not be part of your routine - and there are ways to help that don't include medication.

Discover natural, time-tested and evidence based therapies that can help relieve both pain from acute injury and long term chronic conditions.  We offer pain relief strategies that also strengthen and nourish the body.

Natural Treatments for chronic and acute pain, injuries

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic and acute back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Sports injury
  • Menstrual pain
  • TMJ disorder
  • Recovering from all types of surgery
  • Knee pain and more ...

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 modern, evidence based research.  It is a safe, non-toxic alternative to pain medication.

  • Increases 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 Our Bodies Produce Endorphins. Studies suggest 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Relieves 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.

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