Acupuncture has been proven to ease the immediate symptoms of pain by reducing inflammation and reorganizing muscle fibers into a more relaxed position. This helps the body to heal, strengthen and prevent future injuries. Acupuncture also teaches you to listen to the messages your body is sending, recognizing when old injuries may need attention.
When the body suffers a trauma, treatments focus on relaxing the effected area and reducing swelling. Acupuncture can be one to two times per week to avoid the overuse of NSAIDS and pain prescriptions. Once the pain has been eased massage is incorporated to increase circulation and encourage muscle relaxation. Depending upon the nature of the injury monthly up keep appointments may be suggested once the initial trauma is resolved.
Chronic Pain Syndromes
Once a pain condition becomes chronic it can take longer to resolve. However, acupuncture presents solid solutions when western medicine typically gives up. Treatments can begin 1-2 times per week and then gradually phase into management treatments of once a month. Massage, cupping and e-stem are used to help rebuild and retrain muscle groups to prevent further injury.