Acupuncture has clinically proven to help subside chronic pain that persists over time.
Chronic Pain and Acupuncture
Despite wide use in clinical practice, acupuncture remains a controversial treatment for chronic pain. Acupuncture is a pain-free treatment that holds no side effects, which has many wondering if it truly works. This comes in the form of the placebo effect. However, recent studies have explored how acupuncture indeed has healing effects for chronic pain.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis pain. Treatment effects of acupuncture persist over time and cannot be explained solely in terms of placebo effects. Referral for a course of acupuncture treatment is a reasonable option for a patient with chronic pain.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Traditional acupuncture theory invokes non-anatomical structures such as meridians and nonphysiological processes such as the flow of qi energy. Although many contemporary practitioners do not rely on such concepts, there remains a dearth of data on how the insertion of needles at specific points on the body could lead to long-term decreases in pain.
How Many Acupuncture Sessions Should I do?
Depending on each individual, acupuncture services differ. The human body is an extraordinary system, where each individual responds to pain differently in retrospect to what services help them heal. Depending on where you feel pain and how long you have felt it for, acupuncture is different for each person.
Where Can I Get Acupuncture?
Full Circle Health Network offers acupuncture that caters to pre and post-natal services, fertility, and chronic pain. Based on which health situation you are experiencing, acupuncturist Sean Quigley, will create a personalized treatment plan that caters to your individual situation.