Although the World Health Organization recognizes more than 30 conditions that can be treated with acupuncture, one of the primary uses of acupuncture is for pain management.
Acupuncture effectively treats many acute and chronic pain-related conditions including: Back and neck pain, arthritis, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture releases natural pain-killing chemicals, known as endorphins, in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. Some of these natural substances are more potent at pain relief than many prescription drugs.
A drug-free way to minimize pain, acupuncture improves energy and biochemical balance while enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. For individuals receiving conventional care, acupuncture is an effective complementary therapy for pain management. For those who opt for holistic care, acupuncture as a primary therapy can help to prevent and alleviate pain.
Acupuncture’s underlying mechanism acts on pain generation, transmission of pain signals and processing of pain signals by the central nervous system and is stronger than the action mechanism of conventional therapy.
A recommended acupuncture pain management therapy plan is typically comprised of biweekly treatment for four to five weeks. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture for pain management as well as a wide range of other health conditions. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director, at (305) 595-9500.