According to Traditional Chinese Medicine all pain is due to the blockage of the flow of Blood and Qi. Acupuncture can remove the blockage and eliminates the root cause of the pain. By inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points, it is able to break up blockages that have hampered the smooth flow of Qi. Once this is done, Qi can travel to every cell, tissue, organ and muscle, promoting pain-free health.
Acupuncture is an extremely powerful and effective approach to treat pain because it decreases pain levels as it stimulates the body’s healing response. Acupuncture resolves pain by affecting several pathways and healing responses at the same time:
- Raise endorphin levels and diminish the nervous system’s pain response
- Increase circulation to the local area
- Decrease inflammation and swelling
- Relax muscles and stop spasms
For most of acute pain, acupuncture relieves pain in 1-3 treatments and the response of the body to acupuncture for chronic pain may be longer.