Specialist in Holistic Pain Management
Pain Management Medicine, Supportive & Palliative Care

Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that uses special needles to stimulate specific points on your body to relieve pain. Acupuncture can help to relive various kinds of pain, but it has proven particularly effective for headaches, migraines, back pain and osteoarthritis.

Acupuncture is based on techniques from ancient Chinese medicine, but its use in pain management is also supported by plenty of modern scientific evidence. The technique uses very fine needles to stimulate the nerves at specific points in your body, chosen according to where you are in pain. The stimulation can encourage the release of chemicals such as endorphins that provide natural pain relief.

Since acupuncture is very safe when administered by a trained medical professional, it can be a good alternative to medication or a way of cutting down on the need for other treatments that might carry a risk of side effects. It may be used alone or in combination with other types of pain management.

 

 

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