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Posted on 02-16-2016
Acupuncture is growing in the United States. It is estimated that more than 3 million individuals receive acupuncture each year to relieve pain and reduce the symptoms of a variety of diseases and ailments. Here at On Point Acupuncture & Wellness, we several different types of acupuncture to help you feel and look your best.
How Acupuncture Helps Reduce Pain
The traditional Chinese theory states that acupuncture works to balance the body by relieving energy blockages, which are believed to cause pain and illness. Modern research on acupuncture has shown that it is effective at relieving pain, while it is not quite known how acupuncture works, it is believed that the needles aid in stimulating the muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, which may prompt a healing response from the body. The needles are also thought to stimulate blood flow, and they prompt the body into releasing endorphins, which naturally reduce pain.
Types of Pain Reduced with Acupuncture
Acupuncture Sessions with our Acupuncturist in Boston
Our acupuncturist in Boston will ask you about your pain and how long you have had your pain. Depending on your information, your pain will either be categorized as acute, meaning you have had it less than three months, or chronic, meaning you have had it more than three months. Next, our acupuncturist will ask you to lie on a table. Long, thin needles will be inserted into your skin to stimulate your nerves and soft tissues, which will help reduce your pain. The exact number of sessions you will need depend on if your pain is chronic or acute. Individuals with acute pain need fewer sessions than those with chronic pain.
To learn more about how acupuncture can help you manage your pain and to schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist in Boston, call us at 617-654-8960.
How has acupuncture decreased your pain and improved your lifestyle?
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