Acupuncture is probably best known for its effectiveness in relieving pain. The World Health Organization states “Because of the side-effects of long-term drug therapy for pain and the risks of dependence, acupuncture analgesia can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful conditions.”
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Back pain can develop for a number of reasons. At Six Branches Family Acupuncture, we will take a complete health history, perform range of motion testing, and refer out for imaging as necessary. We will use acupuncture and manual therapies like massage or cupping to address your pain. We will also give you lifestyle recommendations to help your pain decrease faster. You should see some reduction in pain in the first visit as we kick-start your healing process. Length of treatment will depend on the nature of the pain, how long you’ve had the pain, and other lifestyle factors.
We have worked with many people at eliminating chronic headaches, and especially migraine headaches. We will take a complete health history, including tongue and pulse diagnostics, and discuss dietary and other lifestyle factors with you. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are very helpful for providing pain relief as well as addressing the root causes of your headaches.
Trigger point therapy and “dry needling” are acupuncture techniques that are used to release muscle spasms by needling into the muscle directly at spots that will help the muscle to relax. We use these approaches as well as other tried-and-true acupuncture techniques to help you get relief!
Whether your pain is in your neck, hip, ankle, or stomach, here are a few things you should know about acupuncture for pain relief.
Acupuncture for pain relief really works very well. If it isn’t working for you, you may have a structural issue that is keeping the healing process from happening, you may need to do some strengthening exercises, or you may be re-injuring yourself without realizing it (repetitive stress). Six Branches Family Acupuncture should be able to help you pinpoint these reasons so you can address them.