NEUROLOGICAL, ORTHOPEDIC &
Pain Management & Orthopedic Disorders
One of the most known effects of Acupuncture is pain relief. When Acupuncture needles are inserted, your body starts the production of endorphins – your natural painkiller and feel-good chemicals released in the brain. They act on the nervous system and bind to opiate receptors imitating morphine and codeine. However, unlike drugs, endorphins do not cause addiction or other negative side effects. Release of endorphins also triggers feeling of happiness, balances appetite, boosts sex hormones and enhances immune system. During an Acupuncture treatment you may notice red circles around the needles, which proves increased blood flow to the area being treated. Blood vessels are similar to freeway system in the body. The only way an injured tissue can receive nutrients to regenerate itself is through an adequate blood supply. This is how Acupuncture and Herbal treatments are more effective than ICE since both reduce inflammation without cutting blood circulation to the affected area. Another way Acupuncture can help with pain is by relaxing the muscle being treated. Acupuncture needles can trigger neurotransmitters outside of the muscle fiber to initiate the muscle relaxation response. It might feel as a light muscle contraction, which stretches the muscle fiber and relieves local capillary congestion. Recent studies indicate that trigger point needling increases microcirculation and oxygenation to the muscle, which in turn promotes faster recovery. With just a few Acupuncture treatments combining with Chinese Herbal Formulas you can cut your recovery time from an acute injury in half. While chronic pain can be successfully managed with ongoing treatments. As a general rule, 3-4 treatments are necessary to assess how your body responds to acupuncture and a course of 10-12 treatments is required to provide a long-lasting effect followed by monthly or bi-monthly maintenance treatments.
Acupuncture has proved itself through numerous research studies and hospital cases to be a very effective treatment option for a wide range of neurological problems. It has been featured in multiple documentary films as a miraculous healing tool for post-stroke recovery when treatments are started within the first month after the stroke. Unlike Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine addresses the root of the problem and is capable of helping debilitating Migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell’s palsy, neuropathy and many more.
Bell’s Palsy | Trigeminal Neuralgia | Paralysis | Post stroke recovery | Dizziness | Meniere’s disease | Cancer pain | Postoperative pain and recovery | Sport injuries | Headaches and migraines | Temporomandibular joint pain | Neck pain | Shoulder pain | Tennis Elbow | Carpal tunnel syndrome | Back pain | Sciatica | Hip pain | Knee pain | Ankle pain | Plantar fasciitis pain | Peripheral Neuropathy | Fibromyalgia | Tendonitis | Menstrual pain | Abdominal pain | Earache