Acupuncture for Pain, Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal Conditions - Stay Active and Pain Free
Acupuncture Shines at Treating Pain
Acupuncture is most famous in the United States for treating painful conditions, and with good reason. It works great for pain!
You will probably feel relief from your painful condition within the first four sessions. Many people even start to feel relief after the first session. In general, anywhere from 4-10 treatments are needed for pain, depending on how chronic it is.
Acupuncture works in several ways for treating pain. First, it helps to bring blood flow and oxygen to the injured or painful area. This promotes tissue healing and helps to trigger the immune system to reduce inflammation in the area. It also helps to release the body's own natural endorphins to dampen the pain response. Finally, it works with the central nervous system to interrupt chronic pain signalling that has become like a broken record - keeping you stuck in pain.