Acupuncture for Pain Management
North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine
Beverly, MA Acupuncture Clinic
Allison, owner and acupuncturist at North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine discusses acupuncture for chronic pain. Acupuncture works for a variety of pain conditions such as, chronic low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, back pain, chronic pain, heel pain, hip pain, and other conditions that require pain relief.
Many people are quick to use cold for pain relief. However evidence based acupuncture would suggest that heat is in fact better for pain relief. Applying heat to an inflamed area will dilate the blood vessels, promote blood flow, and help sore and tightened muscles relax. In addition, improved circulation can help eliminate the buildup of lactic acid waste which occurs after exercise.
Generally speaking, heat therapy is more effective than cold therapy for treatment of both acute and chronic pain conditions. Heat therapy is strongly supported by evidence based controlled trials to be used by those suffering from arthritic conditions.
If you are suffering from chronic pain condition, there are many acupuncture points and benefits of acupuncture to improve your quality of life and receive pain relief. Many studies suggest that acupuncture is a powerful, safe, and holistic medicine to get pain relief from your acute and chronic pain conditions.
Call today to learn how traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatments can improve your quality of life!