Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
Yes, Acupuncture can help treat chronic pain. Chronic pain is complicated to treat and acupuncture can help. There are two types of chronic pain patients. The first is patients who have a known physical injury that is causing the pain. Acupuncture can help decrease tension in the body, increase blood flow, and therefore decrease physical pain. The second type is someone who is having physical pain with no ongoing injury. This is when the brain continues to send pain signals inappropriately. Acupuncture can also help with this type of chronic pain. By communicating with the nervous system, acupuncture can help turn off inappropriate pain signals and give the body some rest.
Chronic pain syndromes are not just about being in pain, it’s about the psychological affects the ongoing condition takes on the body. Using a full body integrative approach the root cause can be addressed alongside all of the discomforts along the way.
“This may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin, a brain chemical involved with mood.” - https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/relieving-pain-with-acupuncture