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Acupuncture for Pain

Person putting their hand on their back. Spinal cord is highlighted with red indicating pain.

People experience all different types of pain on a regular basis, whether it's a temporary situation or chronic condition acupuncture is here to help.

Your body uses pain as a warning signal to alert you when something is wrong or out of balance. It is something that everyone will experience occasionally throughout their lives as a result of illness, trauma, or other causes. Leaving your pain untreated can cause many different issues down the road and can contribute to a lower quality of life.

What can be done?

Nobody should have to live with pain, but finding the right treatment isn't always easy. Oftentimes the first instinct when experiencing pain is to turn to pain medications. Although medications are an effective treatment in the short term, they fail to get to the root cause of the pain and eventually won't be able to provide you with the same level of relief. They are also hard on your organs in the long run if you are using them for a long-term pain solution. Until the root cause of the pain is treated your body will continue to produce symptoms to alert you of the imbalance.

Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, and effective way to eliminate and alleviate pain at the source.

Acupuncture needles in a knee

How does acupuncture help?

By using needles to stimulate different parts of the nervous system, acupuncture is able to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and bring about pain relief and homeostasis. The needles encourage the nervous system to kick into action and release a multitude of different chemicals into the body that helps to speed up the healing process. Most pain patients actually find great relief in their acupuncture treatments and experience little to no pain during the appointments.

ASP needles being inserted into an ear

Is there a longer-lasting Acupuncture treatment?

When someone is experiencing pain at a very high level and the acupuncture treatment needs an added boost to provide relief longer, we use Battle Field Acupuncture. It is a form of auricular acupuncture developed by Colonel (Retired) Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, Ph.D., for use among military personnel as an adjunct therapy to manage pain. The Battle Field Acupuncture protocol involves inserting semipermanent needles, called ASP needles, at each of five points in succession into each ear. The needles then remain in the ear for several days. In a study of a high-volume VA Battle Field Acupuncture clinic (n = 751 patients), they examined Battle Field Acupuncture's effectiveness for self-reported pain and they found a decrease in pain for 82% of patients. They also found that Battle Field Acupuncture's effectiveness even persisted with repeated use.

If you are ready to address the pain you are experiencing, please talk to your practitioner to find out what they can do for you!

Yours in health & wellness,

Dr. Angie

If you or someone you know would benefit from pain relief or Battlefield Acupuncture give us a call or click to book your

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