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Is Pain Threatening to Disrupt your Life? Acupuncture can help Relieve Chronic Pain

Are you experiencing poor sleep due to pain? Is pain coming in the way of living a normal life?

Having to live with constant, chronic pain can be a miserable experience. Pain can disrupt your performance at work and interfere with the daily business of life.

According to a study published in the ‘Archives of Internal Medicine’, acupuncture was found to be an effective way to reduce pain. The technique was associated with none of the adverse effects that conventional treatments are known to induce.

Acupuncture is known to be effective in the treatment of acute as well as chronic pain.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing science that originated in China about 3,000 years ago. The underlying objective is to promote internal body healing by stimulating the flow of life force also referred to as ‘Qi’. Acupuncture is rapidly becoming a recognised form of therapy and popular alternative technique for pain relief.

When the energy pathways or meridians become blocked, there is a strong likelihood that we may suffer from mental and physical conditions. Acupuncture helps unblock energy paths and promotes a general sense of wellbeing and harmony.

Modern scientific interpretation of acupuncture suggests that acupuncture works by revitalising neurotransmitters, hormones and our immune system.

In addition to the nervous system, acupuncture also helps improve the endocrine, digestive and cardiovascular system.

What happens during an Acupuncture Session?

The practitioner inserts about 6 to 12 tiny, microscopic needles into specific areas into what are called ‘acu-points’. The procedure is painless and you will hardly feel the needles. Clients may experience a dull ache or tingling at the point of entry. The therapist may also ask questions about your general health history before starting a session.

Sessions typically last between 10 and 30 minutes. The number of sessions required varies based on the intensity of the problem. Most clients report reduced pain and a noticeably improved sense of wellbeing.

There are different forms of acupuncture including electro acupuncture and laser acupuncture. During these treatments, the acu-points are stimulated using a tiny current or a low-intensity laser beam.

In addition to alleviating pain, health benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Improved sleep
  • Helps improve energy levels
  • Reduces depression and low moods
  • Helps soothe indigestion and tones the digestive system
  • Aids healthy weight loss

The good news is that acupuncture may be safely used in tandem with conventional medication.

Summary

Acupuncture is an effective holistic therapy for pain management