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Pain Relief through Acupuncture

Posted by Celia on 25 September 2020
Pain Relief through Acupuncture

Pain is a significant health issue faced by millions around the world. The pain may be sharp, dull or throbbing and incldues muscle spasms, joints stiffness and tenderness. It may be felt locally or throughout your body.

Today, a great number of people turn to the ancient art of Acupuncture, to help manage many health issues and relieve pain. These can include lower back pain, neck pain, knees pain, nerve pain (such as painful shingles rashes), elbow pain, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, peripheral neuropathy (including chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy).

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

There are various theories to explain why Acupuncture, the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific acupoints on the body, helps relieve pain. There are various styles of Acupuncture, and the 2 most commonly used are:

  • Local Needling Acupuncture

    • Needles are inserted in or close to the area of pain or discomfort.

    • It is believed this style will trigger the white blood cells to the site of injury or pain, increasing blood flow to the surrounding area in order to help repair the damage tissues and relieve the pain.

  • Distal Needling Acupuncture

    • Needles are inserted away from the area of pain or discomfort, and points will be mostly chosen on the opposite side of the body. This style is based on the teachings of Dr. Richard Tan, one of the foremost teachers of Acupuncture in the USA.

    • The theory behind this style is that it releases the concentrations of the naturally occurring opiate substances:

      • Endorphin (acting within the brain)

      • Enkephalins (acting both in the brain and at a spinal level)

        • These 2 substances are potent blockers of pain, therefore the central nervous system has more stimulation to direct the blood flow to the area of pain

 

                                                                                                                                                

 

At Equilibrium Physiotherapy, the 'Distal Needling Acupuncture' is the primary style used as it can be very effective and comfortable to the client. However, 'Local Needling Acupuncture' is also used, alone or in combination with 'Distal Needling Acupuncture', whenever necessary, to obtain the best possible outcome for the client's pain and discomfort.

If you are suffering from any kind of pain, we may be able to help you. Please contact us for an appointment at:

Celia Raya
Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Practitioner

Phone: 9553 8145
Website: www.eqphysio.com.au
Or if you're in the area, drop on by and have a chat with us to see if we can help in any way. We're located at 1/45 Montgomery St, Kogarah NSW 2217.

Author: Celia
Tags: Dry Needling Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Musculoskeletal Conditions Shoulder Pain Knee Pain Hip Pain

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