For people who deal with chronic pain every single day, alternative pain relief methods like acupuncture can be an effective way to get relief. At Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions, the team often recommends acupuncture as part of a complementary pain management treatment plan. Call the office in Newark, Deleware, or reach out online to schedule a consultation.
Acupuncture is among the world’s oldest healing techniques. It has been an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and Western medicine recognizes acupuncture as a valuable treatment option for people suffering from chronic pain.
Acupuncture is a noninvasive technique that involves placing thin needles at various points on your body. It is particularly effective for chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches.
The goal of acupuncture is to release the flow of your body’s energy, or chi, by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. The tiny needles make your body release endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Acupuncture also helps to boost blood flow.
After acupuncture treatment, many individuals find relief from headaches, chronic back pain, neck pain, and joint pain. Regular acupuncture treatments can become an essential part of a pain management plan, especially because you can get relief from chronic pain without the unhealthy side effects that come with many prescription medications.
While acupuncture may sound painful, the needles are so tiny and thin that you barely feel them being inserted. Because of that, most men and women don’t feel pain during acupuncture treatment. In fact, many find the procedure relaxing. That said, you may experience some temporary soreness after your treatment.
Acupuncture is a safe way to get relief from several different types of chronic pain. Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and your acupuncturist uses between five and 15 needles.
During your first appointment, you discuss any areas of pain you’re having difficulty with, and your acupuncturist determines a treatment plan, including how many sessions you need for the maximum benefit.
In combination with other physical therapy techniques, including massage, acupuncture can help reduce the need for medications to relieve pain and ultimately improve your quality of life. That is the primary goal of each therapist at Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions — to help you live a fully active lifestyle without the limitations of chronic pain.
Call Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions or request an appointment online today to learn more.