Dr. Alex Jiao Huang
Pain is a common symptom and can be seen in most diseases. Acupuncture is used to ease everything from low back pain, to nerve pain (such as painful shingles rashes), to headaches, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps and more.
Pain can be caused by external and internal reasons. External reasons could be due to a car accident, falling, a cut or other injury etc. Internal reasons could be an infection, emotional disorders, arthritis, digestive disorders etc. Acupuncture can help to reduce, or eliminate, pain from muscles, nerve system, organs and joints.
Pain can be treated with acupuncture and here is how it works:
- Acupuncture can block the pain signal from nerve transmission
- Acupuncture stimulates endorphins, a natural pain killer
- Acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect, therefore relieving the pain
Because acupuncture reduces the sensitivity of the nervous system, the tolerance to pain can be enhanced. Our bodies have the natural ability of heal. With acupuncture treatments, the patients’ body will feel less or no pain, so that the bodied can bounce back to healthy level smoothly.
Acupuncture has the function to improve blood circulation so that the body to remove inflammation in just one or two treatments. Acupuncture can also relax muscles and it helps to sooth the patients’ nervous system.
Regular treatments can prevent pain as you keep your body in balance. Discuss with your doctor of acupuncture how often you should get treatments for best results.