We treat different types of pain
Most people experience significant pain at some time in their lives – whether from an injury, illness, or an unknown cause. Pain is a normal, human experience. Without the ability to experience pain, humans would not survive.
Living in pain however, is not normal. In the last several years, our knowledge of how pain works has increased considerably. In many persistent pain states, focus has been shifted to the nervous system and how the brain processes information from the body and the environment. This is for all pain, regardless of where it is in the body and how long it has been going on.
The latest research shows that the more you know about pain and how it works, the better off you’ll be. This includes moving and functioning better, experiencing less pain and having an increased ability and interest in doing more healthy exercise and movement. This knowledge is essential in your recovery.
What can you do? Which treatment is right for you?
Often times, people suffering from pain take medication to dull the pain. Taking medication is understandable when pain is constant and unbearable. It may be helpful to dull the symptoms for a short period of time, but it won’t get at the root of the problem and correct it. It’s like hitting the snooze button on an alarm. Unless the cause of the pain is treated, your body will keep sounding the alarm and reminding you that something is out of balance. Eventually, the pain may get worse or become chronic. It is also possible for the medications to cause unwanted side effects and further compromise your health.
Surgery may be another option. At times, this approach may make sense, but it could be both expensive and risky and there is no guarantee that it will be effective.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain. Unlike other methods of handling pain, there are side effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of health (NIH) acknowledge the benefits of acupuncture in treating and eliminating pain due to a wide range of causes.
Pain is individualized, which makes it so hard to treat. You need treatment tailored to your pain.
If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives. Whether you experience minor head pain or severe migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and your life, and leave you searching for relief.
One way to seek relief is by reaching for drugs and other medications. This is fine for the short run, and can help you get out of pain fast. Unfortunately, common headache medications do not address the root cause(s), and when used over long periods of time can cause unwanted side effects.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer a safe and effective approach to relieving headache pain, without causing harmful side effects, and incorporate a comprehensive diagnostic protocol that can help your acupuncturist understand and address the root cause(s) of your headaches.
Understanding headache types. There are many factors in TCM theory that may play a key role in the root cause(s) of a headache. These include body constitution, emotional health, excessive work, social and exercise activities, improper diet, physical trauma and hormones. Headaches can also be diagnosed according to specific symptoms, times of occurrence, location on the body, type of pain, triggers and remedies which provide relief.
A natural path to relief. Acupuncture and TCM takes a holistic, or whole-body approach to health. Your practitioner will also attempt to determine what root cause(s) are contributing to the overall problem. By identifying and treating the underlying cause(s), not just the symptoms, he/she can apply the most effective care.