“Daphne fixed my neck and shoulder pain! I was terrified that I’d done some serious damage to myself. Her plan made sure we were continuing to make progress and made me feel safe in her care. I’m so grateful to have found her.” – Brianna C.
Acupuncture has been used in Asia for centuries to treat many conditions and relieve pain. Nowadays acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain. Its unique role in reducing suffering in patients experiencing pain is one of the main reasons it has become so popular around the world. The effectiveness of this ancient healing modality is now backed by modern scientific evidence.
What pain conditions can acupuncture treat?
93% of 89,000 patients reported successful treatment for musculoskeletal pain with acupuncture (American Specialty Health 2016)
Mounting clinical study results shows that acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment for many pain conditions.
Acupuncture has been recommended for
– lower back pain
– neck pain
– shoulder pain
– chronic idiopathic or tension headache
– knee osteoarthritis
– pain after surgery
– menstrual pain
– TMJ pain
– neuropathy pain
How does acupuncture help with pain conditions?
Modern scientific studies shows that acupuncture has multiple effects on the body’s nervous systems. Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own self-healing mechanism. After insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific “acupoints”, acupuncture helps relieve pain by
– Prompting the body to release endorphins (i.e. happy hormone), the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals
– Affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin, a brain chemical involved with mood
In the context of ineffective and often dangerous pharmaceutical options for pain, acupuncture represents a safe and effective alternative with a long track-record of successful use.
Acupuncture works by supporting our body’s healing ability. Recovery is a gradual progress. Research has shown that acupuncture treatment duration of 5 weeks or more is needed to achieve 80% of maximum pain relieving effect.
Many people with a painful condition will feel somewhat or even completely better with acupuncture.
What is a typical acupuncture treatment for pain conditions?
The acupuncturist will select several acupoints according to your condition. The needle retention time is usually 30 minutes while you rest.