Acupuncture Controls Pain

In Western medicine it is quite common for patients to be told by their doctors that the real cause of their pain cannot be found. Fortunately, acupuncture has acquired a very good reputation as a treatment for relieving pain. Today many physicians are now referring their patients for an acupuncture evaluation or patients are starting to investigate the potential of acupuncture and herbal treatment for themselves.

In terms of pain control, the effects of acupuncture treatment include:

  • To relieve pain completely, or give as much relief as possible
  • To reduce pain levels
  • To improve the ability to deal with pain
  • To regulate the emotions
  • To increase the energy
  • To increase the ability to perform everyday functions
  • To enhance the quality of life
  • To reduce reliance on inappropriate medications

Acupuncture treats pain by using selected points on the effected channels to activate qi and blood circulation. Acupuncture treatment for pain is varied and based largely on what is causing the patient’s suffering.

The Chinese do not limit the use of acupuncture to alleviating pain only. Instead treatment includes addressing all health issues the patient is dealing with, some of which may be the cause of the pain.