It is very unfortunate that a lot of chronic pain sufferers are not getting the right treatment. Often times, they are misdiagnosed and are told that there is nothing to worry about or they are put on countless rounds of over the counter or prescribed pain killers … each with its own set of side effects!
Origins of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a very old practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been around for over 3,000 years and has gained respect and popularity all over the world. It is based on the metaphysical doctrine that the body is made healthy by an unseen life force or energy called chi. Probably one of the most sought after alternative medicines, TCM and acupuncture has made it possible for many people to live normal lives at a cheaper price and lesser risk.
Current Problems of Chronic Pain
In an online survey held in Canada it was found out that 53% of chronic pain sufferers feel that that there is insufficient support available. Most of the respondents even claim that the instructions that their doctors provide them do not help at all. To top that, chronic pain sufferers are getting conflicting information from one doctor to another. This makes it impossible for chronic pain sufferers to decide what to do to improve their condition.
Another problem that chronic pain sufferers have to deal with is the wait time. Many of them do not really see a specialist without waiting six months or longer. As a result, they rely on non-addictive drugs just to be able to manage pain. It is very frustrating for people to realize that the solutions they are offered do not deliver the results they were expecting.
Chronic Pain and Acupuncture
If you do not address your chronic pain issues quickly, it will lead to an escalating series of problems which will increase the pain you suffer.For example, many chronic pain sufferers cannot sleep … over time, the lack of sleep will increase the levels of pain you experience. Over the counter drugs have side effects which include stomach acidity and upsets. Again, this results in even more suffering and distress.
Acupuncture can help in ways you cannot imagine. The thousands of years that acupuncture has been used to treat pain and chronic pain are a testament to its effectiveness.
Acupuncture consists of inserting very tiny, thin needles in several points of the body where the energy flows. This energy, called chi, should flow freely throughout the entire body. When chi is not flowing freely you will get illnesses, and pain. The blocked movement of chi can affect you both mentally and physically. Acupuncture restores the flow of chi energy in the body, removing blockages or redirecting the energy to its natural course.
Of course alleviating the pain is only one aspect of an acupuncture treatment. Pain is a symptom that something else is wrong … and finding that “something” and treating it, is the second aspect of an acupuncture treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are accepted worldwide due to the amazing number of illnesses it can positively treat. Acupuncture can provide immediate relief to physical pain. There are no side effects to worry about.
Call now for an appointment, or to discuss how Acupuncture can help you!