Acupuncture is incredible in helping with many ailments, where it is able to offer better sleep, increased energy, a clearer mind, better digestion, and reduced stress, even boosting fertility in both men and women. This is as well as what it is most commonly used for, to treat pain.
Thousands of people around the world use acupuncture for pain. While it is considered by many to be nonsense, there is scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness.
So what is acupuncture and how does it work?
Acupuncture is a treatment that has been derived from ancient Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into the skin at particular points of the body to offer therapeutic or preventative effects. This produces natural reactions such as pain-relieving endorphins and is a process that is immediately effective and lasts for a while, with longer-lasting results being produced from repeated treatment.
Will acupuncture only help with specific pains?
Acupuncture can be used to target a wide variety of pains, including chronic (long-term) pain, chronic headaches, and migraines, but it can also be used to treat some musculoskeletal conditions, such as joint pain, dental pain, and postoperative pain.
We can assist you in combating your pain from our base in Hove, where we also offer a wide range of services, which you can discuss with us at 01273 956845, but when you’re visiting us to facilitate your acupuncture for pain, you can rest assured that our friendly expert staff will keep you in safe hands. You will often find that pain in one area is related to pain from another area entirely and we will be able to determine exactly where the pain is originating from and plan a course of treatment to reduce the complaint.
How do I know the pain won’t come straight back?
As well as regular treatment, taking a look at your wider lifestyle, your acupuncturist will be able to identify any parts of your lifestyle that are problematic in either causing excess strain that may be wearing on your body or excess stress that will cause tension throughout your body. This will be able to help potentially prevent the pains from returning, getting worse or appearing elsewhere, it’s also a part of the process that works in conjunction with acupuncture for pain to release and rebalance your flow of Qi.