Pain or musculoskeletal complaints account for seven of the top ten conditions for which individuals use acupuncture.
According to the theory of acupuncture, blockages in the flow of Qi, the bodily vital energy disrupt well-being and lead to illness. By stimulating acupuncture points, practitioners aim to clear up blockages and restore the client’s health and vitality.
Latest studies show that acupuncture is affecting the pain mechanism in the body by changing the way the body perceive pain. It is also known to increase bold flow and improve circulation to the targeted area. The increase of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the area speed the healing of the tissue and decrease the pain levels. Other studies shows that acupuncture can increase the release of hormones and neurotransmitters such as Endorphin and enkephalin, the body’s natural analgesic that alleviate pain and promote the feeling of well being.
• Knee pain
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Headaches and migraines
• Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo-Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
• Sports injuries
• Complex injuries
• Frozen shoulder
• Phantom limb pain
• And more
Those are some of the most common pain acupuncture is known to be effective treating.