How effective is acupuncture at relieving pain? While some people may be sceptical about any treatment that falls under the category of 'alternative medicine' it seems now that even conventional western medicine has embraced the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and other illnesses.
Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat pain all over the world. The Chinese used it for thousands of years before it spread to the west. Many people suffering from chronic pain for years have turned to acupuncture and experienced remarkable results, often able to do things that had previously been impossible for them. Acupuncture is effective at treating various pain types, particularly musculoskeletal pain. A common complaint in modern society is chronic pain, which is often caused by structural imbalances, usually involving the pelvis. A skilled acupuncturist will not only work on reducing pain directly, but will also use their skills to treat the muscles which are moving the skeleton out of alignment. This technique often provides lasting relief.
So, how does it work? Acupuncture employs the insertion of fine needles into specific sites along the body's meridians. Acupuncturists believe that needles placed in the body will draw energy to the site of pain and create the energy flow required to promote health. Although conventional medicine may not accept the explanation for how acupuncture works, no-one can deny the results. So much so that many medical insurers now pay for acupuncture treatments and many hospital pain clinics now employ an acupuncturist for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
So, its clear that acupuncture is an effective treatment of pain for many people. Acupuncture also effectively treats many other ailments including neurological complaints, respiratory problems, gastric complaints, short sightedness and many more.