Effective for pain and injuries
Acupuncture is a powerful approach to relieve pain. Effectiveness in treating pain and injuries of various types is acupuncture’s most recognized and studied use. It can help reduce inflammation, relieve pain and accelarate remission.
One of the strengths of acupuncture is to consider the body as a whole, beyond the painful condition. This holistic perspective is particularly useful in the treatment of chronic pain because it is such as a complex metabolic phenomenon. Hence, when addressing a pain or injury with acupuncture, we will not only work on the condition itself, but also on other symptoms accompanying it, such as insomnia, irritability, fatigue or stress.
The goal of an acupuncture treatment plan will generally be to reduce pain, promote your remission as much as possible, and improve your quality of life.
The World Health Organisation, the American Medical Association and other renowned medical entities now recommend the use of acupuncture in the treatment of pain.1
When to consult
Acupuncture relieves various types de pain and injury, whether of muscular, tendon, joint or neurological nature, whether of traumatic or inflammatory origin. Here are some examples of frequent consultation reasons that may benefit from acupuncture:
- Neck pain or stiffness, torticollis
- Back pain, herniated discs
- Shoulder pain, shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis
- Muscle tension, cramping, spasms
- Epicondylitis /tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren’s disease
- De Quervin’s tenosynovitis
- Post surgical pain, scars
- Neuralgia and other neurological pain
- Plantar fasciitis, Lenoir spines, Achilles tendon pain
- Pelvic pain, gynecological pain
- Headaches and migraines
Do you want to know if your condition can benefit from acupuncture? Contact me and I will gladly answer your questions.
Acupuncture can also be used to improve athletic performance. For example, it can help increase endurance, vitality, concentration, post match recovery and help minimize stiffness and injury. It can be especially useful before and after matches or competitions.
Some high-level sports teams are starting to integrate acupuncture as a service to their elite athletes.
Effects on the body
Acupuncture inhibits the inflammatory reaction and promotes the secretion of neurotransmitters important in the modulation of pain. It also improves vascular and lymphatic circulation, thus promoting tissue regeneration. Acupuncture reduces muscle tension and promotes relaxation of the body and mind. It also influences the symptoms often experienced with pain, such as fatigue, insomnia, stress, or irritability.
To learn more about the mechanisms of action of acupuncture, you can consult the Science & Acupuncture: Action Mechanisms section.
1: The American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Pain Society recommend the use of acupuncture for chronic pain