The effectiveness of acupuncture as a method of pain relief is well-established. It provides a natural treatment option that can be useful for recent injuries as well as chronic conditions. At my acupuncture clinic in San Diego, I have many years of experience using acupuncture for pain management and relief.
Pain Management Overview
According to traditional acupuncture theory, pain is caused by a blockage of energy (Qi) flow through the body. Injuries can cause many types of blockage, such as spasms, swelling, inflammation, and bruising. While many conventional treatments simply mask the pain, acupuncture can effectively eliminate the blockage to speed healing. This approach addresses not only the symptoms, but also the underlying cause of the pain.
Acupuncture produces pain management and relief by:
- Relaxing muscle spasms
- Reducing local inflammation and swelling
- Calming nerve irritation
- Releasing natural, pain killing opiates
- Improving blood flow, and speeding healing