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Pain & Neurological Disorders

Treatment of Chronic Pain

According to a National Institutes of Health panel, convened in November 1997, clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is helpful in treating dental pain after surgery, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial (connective tissue) pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and to assist in stroke rehabilitation. The World Health Organization lists more than 40 painful conditions for which acupuncture may be used.

Placement of acupuncture needles at specific pain points releases endorphins and opioids, the body's natural painkillers, and perhaps immune system cells as well as neurotransmitters and neurohormones in the brain. Research has shown that glucose and other bloodstream chemicals become elevated after treatment. Acupuncture is excellent treatment for recent or chronic pain and it reduces inflammation, increases circulation and stimulates tissue healing.

According to the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, there is also evidence that stimulating acupuncture points enables electromagnetic signals to be relayed at a greater rate than under normal conditions. This may increase the flow of healing or pain-killing natural chemicals to injured areas.

When pain is relieved, patients feel a greater sense of well-being overall, physically and emotionally. As a result, they may heal faster.

We are experienced in treating multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, trauma, lupus, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, low-back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, shingles, arm, leg and knee pain, headaches and plantar fasciatis.

If you are wondering if we can help, just ask.