Acupuncture for Pain Relief
As well as unexplained pain and conditions that defy a medical diagnosis acupuncture can help relieve pain from injuries and many medically diagnosed conditions including, headache and migraine, back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, nerve pain e.g. sciatica and neuralgia, tendonitis including repetitive strain injury, pain from organs e.g. in irritable bowel syndrome or cystitis, period pain, fibromyalgia, cancer pain.
How Acupuncture Helps
- In general the stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation.
- Acupuncture is holistic so along side pain relief treatment will include addressing the cause of the pain and the emotional stress that accompaines it including anxiety or depression.
- Acupuncture safely combines with conventional drug treatments enhancing beneficial effects and reducing side effects.
"After having four sessions of acupuncture over a six week period I noticed a significant difference in my pain levels and went from being reliant on painkillers to get through the day to hardly having to take any – which made a huge difference to both my physical wellbeing but my emotional one too"
“Sally suggested four treatments for a pain in the ribs and shoulder that was still nagging me months after a bad fall . . . by the last treatment I had forgotten that I’d ever had a pain at all - – and I had found the energy to change my computer desk to prevent further neck problems.”
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A comprehensive summary of research into acupuncture for the following painful conditions can be found in these links: Back pain Cancer care Carpal tunnel syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome Chronic pain Cystitis,Dysmenorrhoea Endometriosis Facial pain Fibromyalgia Frozen shoulder Gastrointestinal tract disorders Headache Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Migraines Neck Pain Neuropathic pain Osteoarthritis Post-operative pain Sciatica Sports Injuries Tennis elbow