Chronic pain makes life miserable. How many times have stiff, sore muscles and achy joints kept you from enjoying the lifestyle that you want. Standard pain treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or appropriate exercise can decrease pain. But sometimes the results are negligible or short-lived. Acupuncture is a powerful tool for getting to the root of a pain problem and bringing about pain relief and healing.
Over the years there has been a debate about whether acupuncture works for pain and particularly chronic pain. The Archives of Internal Medicine published the results of 29 studies that included 18,000 participants showing that acupuncture does provide real relief for most common forms of pain including headaches, back pain, neck pain, TMJ pain, joint and muscle pain due to injury or arthritis, and pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.
If you are bothered by some kind of chronic pain, whether be as a result of injury, wear and tear due to aging, fibromyalgia, or other pain syndromes, acupuncture has been proven to benefit the patient by reducing or eliminating pain while keeping he complications and adverse side-effects of medications low.