The Mayo Clinic, one of the country's top hospitals with locations around the nation, endorses acupuncture. Check out this neat video that helps to explain how acupuncture works, both from a traditional perspective and a modern medical model:
Natural Pain Management through acupuncture, nutrition, & more
Whether you've got an acute injury such as a sprained ankle or long-term chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, headaches or arthritis, I approach pain relief from multiple levels and disciplines. All of these approaches have no potential for addiction or dependance, and have no harmful side effects. Additionally, some of these approaches (especially acupuncture) can be used along with prescription or non-prescription pain-killers to reduce the required dosage.
First, it is important to get you out of pain. It is also important to address the root cause of the pain, especially if it is chronic. If the pain is acute it is of course important to get you out of pain quickly, but also make sure that inflammation is addressed as well as structural re-alinement so that the pain doesn't become chronic.
Here are some of the ways I address pain:
What has been your experience with natural pain relief? What has worked best for you? What methods would you like to try?
Kendra Lay, ACN