Treating pain and discomfort in the back, neck and affiliated muscle and muscle tissues doesn’t necessarily require an assortment of drugs and pain relievers. The ancient healing practice of acupuncture, with its well documented history and anecdotal evidence of success dating back to its inception in China, can help restore health and prevent future problems by alleviating migraines, tension headaches, muscle and joint pain, and problems associated with the back and neck.
Trained professionals, such as chiropractors, are properly educated and qualified to administer to patients that are deemed fit for this type of treatment. Patients unfamiliar with acupuncture may find this treatment frightening or archaic, however it is proven to be an extremely successful source of treatment for a variety of issues.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
The procedure involves a trained professional inserting tiny, sterile, metal filiform needles into specific points on the body that help promote blood and oxygen flow, reduce clots, relieve tension and reduce soreness. Acupuncture relies on the foundation that are body is host to a magnificent electrical system, where upon insertion of needles into specific areas and points among the body can help strengthen and improve this biochemical system and positively effect chemical neurotransmitters in the brain. The success of this treatment is further validated by the fact that it has been practiced for over 3,000 years.
A common misconception of acupuncture is that the procedure is painful. However, the medical needles that are used are no thicker than a strand of human hair and are inserted just below the surface of the skin, barely puncturing nerve tissues. Patients usually note a “sensational” feeling upon insertion which can vary from a brief, modest pressure point, to a dull prick – usually only temporary in nature.
Issues Acupuncture Has Been Proven to Assist or Treat
- Skin Conditions
- Digestive Issues
- Menstrual Disorders