About 126 million adults suffer from some pain in a given year, with about one-third (40 million adults) having severe pain. Back pain, joint pain, neck pain and headaches are among the most common types of pain experienced by US adults. Acupuncture is very effective at reducing joint pain. Acupuncture is recommended as a first line treatment by the American College of Physicians. In their 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines for acute and chronic low back pain and by the National Institutes of Health for low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, they recommend ACUPUNCTURE.
How Does Western Medicine Treat Joint Pain?
Joint pains are frequently treated with injections, medications and surgery. Often joint pains are undiagnosed and the only solution from western medicine is medication. We want to look deeper than that and treat the whole person.
How Does Acupuncture Treat Joint Pain?
Acupuncture works by increasing the circulation of blood and relaxing muscles in a painful area. The acupuncture procedure triggers the brain to release endorphins (the body’s natural pain killer) and reduces pain. By interrupting the pain cycle, acupuncture successfully eliminates pain.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. Our techniques reduce swelling and inflammation without pain. We are experienced at successfully treating joint pains from a variety of causes, even if there is no known cause.
- Sprains and Strains
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Overuse and Repetitive Movements
- Post Operative Pain
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
What Can I Do At Home For Joint Pain?
For long term joint pain, we recommend using heat like heating pad, hot water bottle or hot water soak, to move the energy and blood. Gentle exercise may also be recommended. Using topical ointments on joint pain may also help, like Evil Bone Water. This ointment has been used for over 500 years to help all types of pain. Use directly on painful joints. You can purchase Evil Bone Water here.
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Nahin, R. L., Boineau, R., Khalsa, P. S., Stussman, B. J., & Weber, W. J. (2016). Evidence-Based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 91(9), 1292–1306. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.06.007