ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN RELIEF
Our professional acupuncturists and massage therapists treat a range of painful conditions, including chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis, back pain, migraines, menstrual cramps, plantar fasciitis, headaches and fibromyalgia.
Painful Conditions We Treat
Everybody has dealt with pain at some point in their life. Sometimes the pain is short lived and sometimes it is a chronic condition that creates long term pain.
Many of these conditions are traditionally treated by using powerful drugs. Acupuncture can be an effective alternative to manage your pain.
Acupuncture has been known to treat the following pain related conditions:
Fibromyalgia and Muscle Pain
How Does Acupuncture Treat Pain
Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of energy, known as Qi (pronounced "chee"), through meridians or channels in the body. The insertion of needles at specific points is believed to restore the proper flow of Qi, thereby alleviating pain and promoting healing.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving substances produced by the body. Endorphins bind to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, reducing pain perception and promoting a sense of well-being.
Acupuncture stimulates specific sensory nerves, which can override or block pain signals from reaching the brain. By activating these nerves, acupuncture may close the "gate" through which pain signals pass, thereby reducing pain sensations.
Acupuncture has been found to influence the levels and activity of various neurotransmitters involved in pain perception. By regulating these neurotransmitters, acupuncture can modulate pain signals and promote pain relief.
Acupuncture is know to have anti-inflammatory effects by suppressing the release of pro-inflammatory substances in the body. This can help reduce inflammation associated with certain types of pain conditions.
Acupuncture treatments promote relaxation and activate certain parts of the nervous system, which counteracts other nervous systems that create the "fight or flight" response. This relaxation response can help reduce muscle tension, promote blood flow, and alleviate pain.