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Suffering from Chronic Pain? Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that promotes full healing of your mind, body, and soul. During acupuncture, hair-thin needles are placed in different pressure points of your body to help with physical pain and emotional issues, including anxiety that stems from chronic pain. It can help relieve chronic pain and soreness, whether you have repeated migraines or chronic back pain. Here is more information about trying acupuncture for long lasting relief of your pain.


The first type of chronic pain that can be relieved with the help of acupuncture is migraine pain. When you have a migraine, it not only causes severe pain of the head, but you often have other side effects, such as pain behind the eyes, sensitivity to light and sounds, and even nausea. You can either get acupuncture when you currently have a migraine to find faster relief, or you can get it as a preventative method. It is more common to get it for prevention, helping to minimize the total amount of migraine episodes you experience by treating the nervous system as well as the pain itself.

Lower Back Pain

Acupuncture is also extremely helpful with pain in the lower back. Lower back pain is usually chronic pain, where you might experience it on a continuous basis or while bending at a certain angle. Similar to migraines, acupuncture can help minimize the severity and frequency of pain you experience. There are specific pressure points in your body that needles will be placed to help relieve your back pain and keep it from returning. When any type of chronic pain is involved, you should continue with repeated sessions of acupuncture.


If you have arthritis, you have pain and inflammation in one or more of your joints. It is not a constant pain, but can hurt while performing certain activities. Acupuncture will work to help provide relief from arthritis and keep it from spreading to other joints in your body. Acupuncture is so effective not just because it heals the problem area, but because it helps to encourage your body to begin healing on its own. You may notice that when getting treatment for your arthritis, you suddenly have fewer headaches, and your emotional stress is less severe.


Finally, acupuncture is very effective at helping people with fibromyalgia. This is a very painful condition that can affect nearly every inch of your body. The pain might vary based on how often you experience it and what the severity is. Acupuncture will help your body begin experiencing natural pain relief and heal on its own. After a few sessions of acupuncture, you will notice that when your pain is triggered, you don’t experience as much discomfort as you used to.