Acupuncture for Pain & Injury

Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for pain and injuries and is recommended by many discipline's as it has been well researched. It is recommended by the World Health Organization, the British Medication Association for many conditions including specific pain and injuries.  Acupuncture helps to treat pain, promote healing, reduce muscle tension or contractions and helps to increase range of motion which has been demonstrated in numerous clinical trials. Acupuncture also promotes the release of endorphins that are the body's natural painkillers and are estimated to be 10-200 times more potent than morphine.

Acupuncture  helps to increase blood flow to the injured area thus fostering the natural healing capacity of the body. Increased blood flow carries oxygen, and anti inflammatory chemicals thus promoting cell growth and repair in the affected area. With increased blood flow comes a decrease of inflammation, swelling and bruising.

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at pain as a blockage of the body's energy (Qi). Acupuncture helps to move that stuck energy and by doing so helps to reduce the pain. When treating pain the acupuncture treatment often involves needling the local area of pain or injury as well a using points not in the area of pain (distal points) that help to influence the injured area of the body. This helps to open the meridian's involved and move that stuck energy. When treating pain we are also always treating a individual patients constitution; we look at the person as a whole and the overall flow and balance of energy and the energy of their internal organs and systems. 

Along with acupuncture other modalities may help facilitate the movement of energy. Depending on an individuals needs, electrical stimulation, moxabustion, cupping, heat and topical linaments can help to assist the movement of blood and energy and support the healing process. 

Conditions acupuncture can help treat but not limited to:

  • Muscle tension
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Over use injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Leg pain
  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Arm and hand pain
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Muscle sprains and pulls
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Sciatica