5 Ways Acupuncture Decreases Your Chronic Pain

Are you in Chronic Pain? Do you find yourself surviving on pain medications? Have you tried various therapies? Have you tried acupuncture? If you haven’t, you should strongly consider it, and here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Acupuncture promotes the movement of blood.

    Our blood is our life force, it contains everything that our body needs to heal- oxygen, nutrients we absorb from food, immune substances, hormones, pain-killers and anti-inflammatories. Our blood flow decreases with age, and can be negativity affected by injuries, diseases or trauma. Ensuring proper blood flow is vital to promoting and maintaining health. Acupuncture has shown to increase circulation and vasodilation in certain areas.

  2. Acupuncture releases your body’s natural pain-killers.

    When acupuncture needles are placed in the body, a signal is sent through the nervous system to the brain to release pain-killing chemicals-endorphins.

  3. Acupuncture stimulates our body’s natural healing mechanisms.

    When a needle is inserted in the body, it creates a “micro-trauma”. This creates a systemic immune response. Your body starts to heal by activating your nervous, endocrine and immune systems. After the needles are removed, the “micro- lesions” continue to stimulate the body until it heals. The healing process can last anywhere from 1-3 days after your session.

  4. Acupuncture relaxes shorten muscles.

    The insertion of acupuncture needles releases pressure in the muscles, and joint structures promoting more blood flow.

  5. Acupuncture reduces stress and relaxes your body.

    Acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin- a hormone that regulates the parasympathetic nervous system.

Chronic Pain

Acupuncture initiates your body’s ability to heal the body and mind. This connection is significant in chronic pain. According to Harvard Medical School, “People with chronic pain have three times the average risk of developing psychiatric symptoms — usually mood or anxiety disorders — and depressed patients have three times the average risk of developing chronic pain.”

When you receive acupuncture for chronic pain here are some of the side effects of treatments:

  • deeper sleep
  • more energy
  • a fortified immune system
  • a stronger digestive system

Looking for a reprieve from your pain, consider acupuncture.

Have questions about your specific health concerns, please email me at info@carinecamara.com.