This is all about relieving, reducing and managing pain with acupuncture, whatever the cause.
Acupuncture has been long regarded as an effective treatment for pain management anywhere in the body. Acute injuries respond quickly and effectively, only requiring a few treatments in quick succession. Chronic or deeper pain will take longer to resolve completely but relief can be experienced from the first treatment.
Acupuncture works to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body while releasing muscle spasms. Have a quick look at our resources page if your interested in clinical studies, we selected papers focusing on the conditions we more commonly seen in clinic including injuries, migraines, R.A, post operative and chronic pain but there are many more.
People often comment in surprise at how quickly a bruise or swelling resolves after a treatment.
Clinically we use a combination of acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha, moxabustion, heat therapy, electro-acupuncture and massage to gently encourage the healing process and ease pain.
While many treatment protocols involve directly treating the site of pain it is possible to treat distally, for example using points on the hand to treat headaches. So even if your injury is too sore to touch, or is covered by a cast, acupuncture can still help.
Acupuncture also compliments other treatment modalities such as physiotherapy, chiropractics, osteopathics and massage. By relaxing tension and reducing inflammation an acupuncture treatment can allow your manipulative therapist to give a deeper, more effective treatment.