Pain Conditions & Injuries
Acupuncture has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for a large variety of pain conditions and injuries. There are many different theories as to why so many pain conditions are well managed with Acupuncture treatment, some of which involve the idea of the release of endorphins in the body during treatment, others involving the postulation of the closure of pain gates in the brain. Although the exact mechanism of pain reduction through Acupuncture is not known for certain, it is very clear that the insertion of needles into certain Acupuncture points and related trigger and/or motor points is a successful way of reducing and often eliminating pain from many areas of the body. Many studies have been done verifying the effectiveness of Acupuncture treatment for various pain conditions including low back pain, arthritis, knee pain, shoulder and neck pain, headache and various nerve pain conditions. Many western MD’s now refer their patients regularly for Acupuncture treatment for pain issues and some are even training in and using certain Acupuncture protocols themselves due to its efficacy in this area.