Over 3 million people visit acupuncturists each year, and most of them are seeking relief from pain. Acupuncture provides exceptional relief and treatment for all types of acute and chronic pain by releasing endorphins (the body’s own pain-killers) from the anterior pituitary gland and stimulating immune response. Acupuncture and herbs also strongly reduce inflammation and increase circulation. Results from acupuncture and herbs include the reduction or elimination of the pain, increased range of motion, and decreased swelling and inflammation. Additionally, Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes that one’s quality of life is often dramatically deteriorated under the influence of pain, and we holistically calm and rebalance the systems of the body, mind and spirit during the treatments.

Research has consistently demonstrated that acupuncture relieves a variety of acute and chronic pain disorders including:

  • Ankle pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Contusion
  • Facial spasm
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Post-operative pain
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spine pain, acute and chronic
  • Sprain (muscle)
  • Stiff neck
  • Strain (ligaments)
  • Stroke
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Tendinits
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis

An article in the New York Times (Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study by Anahad O’Connor, September 11, 2012) reports:

“A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.

The findings provide strong scientific support for an age-old therapy used by an estimated 3 million Americans each year. Though acupuncture has been studied for decades, the body of medical research on it has been mixed and mired to some extent by small and poor-quality studies. Financed by the National Institutes of Health and carried out over about half a decade, the new research was a detailed analysis of earlier research that involved data on nearly 18,000 patients.”

If you have pain that has decreased your quality of life and/or has not responded to western medical treatments, acupuncture is a well-researched and documented system that can help considerably.

Please call us at 240-273-8068 to see how we can help you right away!