Acupuncture has been effectively treating pain presentations for thousands of years. We work with headaches, back and neck pain, limb pain, dental pain, menstrual pain, as well as post trauma and surgical pain recovery. Our pain relief treatments can improve mood and energy in patients, allowing them to more effectively partake in routine activities. Depending on the specific type of pain you’re experiencing, we will build a treatment plan around your needs.
How Acupuncture Relieves Pain
Acupuncture practitioners recognize that there is a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of pathways called meridians.
Meridians are like rivers within your body. Wherever a river flows, it brings with it water that provides nourishment and life to the land, plants and people around it. Likewise, meridians transport life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland in the body.
It is important for Qi to flow freely throughout the body. Think of water flowing through a garden hose. A blocked hose will not supply an adequate supply of water to a plant. Eventually, the plant be unable to thrive, grow and blossom.
Similarly, a blockage in the flow of Qi anywhere will inhibit the amount of nourishment that reaches our cells, tissues, muscles, organs and glands.
Under normal circumstances, your body can easily return to good health and vitality. But if the disruption of Qi is prolonged or excessive, or of your body is in a weakened state, the flow of Qi becomes restricted and a variety of symptoms – including pain – may arise.