Acupuncture for pain relief

Many people are often a little bit wary of acupuncture as they’re concerned about the idea of needles sticking into them. However, it’s a really beneficial treatment and has many uses. Acupuncture is commonly used to help treat musculoskeletal conditions (which mean conditions relating to bone and muscle), examples such as arthritis, joint and muscular pains, tennis elbow, neck pain, the list is endless. Lower back pain is a very popular reason for seeking acupuncture. Acupuncture for lower back pain is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the current guidelines.

Acupuncture for pain management has been used for centuries. It is a powerful and natural treatment.

The needles stimulate points on your body that release endorphins and other natural pain relievers. They also, according to research, increase the electromagnetic signals between the different cells in your body, increases blood circulation to different parts of your body and relaxes your muscles. It helps to encourage healing, relieve pain and promote emotional well-being.

Research study findings published in Brain Research, suggest acupuncture has a significant effect on specific nerve structures and it has been found that acupuncture switches off areas within the brain that are associated with the processing of pain.

Overall, there are many ways in which acupuncture can help relieve pain. So if you are interested, contact PhysioQinetics to book your session here