Pain Control Acupuncture
Pain Control Acupuncture is an alternative medical practice that uses the insertion of thin needles coupled with heat and pressure to specific points on the body surface. By so doing, the body’s natural energy known as chi and qi are freed, given the body a smooth flow of energy and restoring vitality to the system. The theory believes that illness and pains caused by the blockage and stagnancy of chi and qi in the body.
The application of Acupuncture for Pain Control involves the use of fine needles on the points on the body called acupoints and these points releases endorphins (the body pain-killing secretions) and this ease body pain. The Acupuncture for Pain Control sometimes involves electrical stimulation to enhance the effect and could also include the use of therapeutic herbs (moxibustion).
Ten to twenty needles inserted into the skin and left there for about thirty minutes, and the patient is made to rest during this period. A common treatment spans the period of about three months with six to 12 sessions.
The medical practice of Acupuncture for Pain Control can be traced to ancient Asia as one of the oldest healing practice in the world and used for the treatment of different ailment and to relieve pain, especially as a battlefield medicine. The practice of Pain Control Acupuncture has become incorporated into modern alternative medical practice as it has gained acceptance in many parts of the world. One of the known condition Acupuncture is good at treating is body pain. Acupuncture for Pain Control has gained more prominence, unlike the initial skepticism that greeted its introduction and it is becoming a useful alternative treatment for back and neck pain, headache/ migraines, osteoarthritis and knee pain. A further application has been found for Acupuncture in the treatment of cancer as it helps to minimize the pain, nausea, and vomiting is associated with chemotherapy.
Types of Pain and Pain Control Acupuncture
There is two types of pain namely acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture for Pain Control is right for the two except that the goals of treating the two are different.
Acute pain is simple compared to chronic pain. Sharp pain experienced for example is when there is a sprain on the ankle, acting as a form of alarm to the entire body to allow that ankle heals. In this case, Pain Control Acupuncture helps the healing of acute pain to be faster and reduces the swelling of the ankle.
Another form of severe pain is those pains that are work related such wrist pain for bartenders, headaches for teachers, back pain for construction and manufacturing workers. Naturally, this category of people will be fine if they take some time off work, but this is practically impossible because they need to be at work and that is why Acupuncture will be helpful to them.
Chronic pain is complex and can be likened to a broken alarm always in the on position. In this case, diagnosis can only determine the cause of the pain, unlike acute pain. The good side is that Pain Control Acupuncture doesn’t necessarily have to wait for the diagnostic completion before being administered to a patient.
Efficacy of Pain Control Acupuncture
Several studies carried out suggest the potency of Acupuncture in treating pain as reported by National Institute of Health (NIH). It showed that Acupuncture reduces the trauma that comes with headaches which can also lead to migraines. NIH recommended Acupuncture for treating chronic pain.
Most Acupuncture clients patronize acupuncturist on a regular basis to main a feeling of well being. The procedure though involves the insertion of needles into the body is non-invasive and mild in the body.
Acupuncture is a safe procedure as there are rare cases of complication in its application. Such rare complication is as result of the accidental insertion of a needle in the wrong point, and this can be avoided by consulting the right acupuncturist and not a sham. Since the use of the needle is one-time, the risk of blood-borne infection such as HIV or hepatitis does not exist.
It is IMPORTANT to seek the service of an experienced acupuncturist when choosing to undergo Acupuncture treatment. Go for a licensed practitioner, and you need to know what the licensing requirement of your state is because this varies from state to state.
Acupuncture for Pain Control in Philadelphia
At the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic, the team of licensed practitioners led by internationally recognized medical doctor Victor Tsan uses Acupuncture for Pain Control for different medical conditions: upper and lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, work-related injuries, and more.