Acupuncture & Pain:  Pain comes in many forms and at its worst can be both debilitating and restrictive to a fulfilling and active life. Proven as an effective means of treating all kinds of pain, acupuncture can be a safe and natural alternative or addition to Western medical treatment.

It can reduce pain and swelling, alleviate the intensity of nerve pain and can be successful for both acute and chronic conditions.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the following types of pain:

  • Back pain / stiff back
  • Neck pain / stiff neck
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain / frozen shoulder
  • Headaches / migranes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow / Golf elbow
  • Ankle pain
  • Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Wrist pain / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot Pain
  • Sore throat / throat pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Weakness
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Painful Periods
  • Hip Pain / Leg Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy / Bell’s Palsy

There is a significant amount of evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of pain. In a review by the Harvard Medical School, acupuncture has been found effective in the general treatment of chronic pain.  Results can generally be achieved within one to six treatments.

Neuropathic pain (fibromyalgia, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis and others) involves numbness, pins and needles and shooting nerve pain. Electro acupuncture is often used to treat nerve pain to great affect.  Whether your pain is chronic, acute, musculoskeletal or neuropathic, acupuncture can help.

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