Acupuncture Confirmed to Alleviate Pain, According to Research

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If you’ve been on the fence about trying acupuncture, now is the time to give it a try and feel the pain lift from your body. A lot of people may be put off by the method, but it is proven to alleviate pain. And if you’re currently dealing with pain management in the Dr. Philips area of Florida, there’s no reason not to give it a go in hopes of finding more alternatives to your pain. Innovative Pain Solutions in Orlando can help you feel more like yourself, offering many different pain management and solution options. 

 

Alleviating Pain The Right Way

Anyone who has received an acupuncture treatment may know it works, but research has always been lagging on specific, documented successes within this treatment option. There are now several studies performed on multiple types of pain, all with universal conclusions that indeed, acupuncture treatments work. Researchers from Georgetown University, Harvard Medical School, Creighton University, University of Arizona, and Louisiana State University concluded that these treatments can reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of migraines. Using specific acupuncture protocols during treatments almost trained the patient’s brain structure to become predictive of the success rates. Researchers used MRIs and machine learning to be able to note patterns in the brain grey matter and compare between before and after treatments. It’s also noted that regular treatments may help patients suffer less anxiety attacks and depression. If your regular pain management in the Orlando area isn’t giving you the results you want, acupuncture may be your next best option.  

 

Acupuncture 

If you are unfamiliar with the basics, acupuncture treatments involve inserting very thin needles into specific, targeted areas of your body to relieve pain. A part of traditional Chinese medicine, this technique acts as a balancing of the flow of energy or life source that is believed to flow through pathways in your body. By inserting these needles into those strategic points on the pathways (or meridians), practitioners believe your energy flow will re-balance and alleviate whatever your body is experiencing. Many Western practitioners believe the strategic points stimulate the nerves, muscles and connective tissues to better activate your body’s natural painkillers. These treatments are typically used to alleviate many forms of pain, including menstrual cramps, dental pain, chemotherapy-related pain and nausea, low back pain, migraines, neck pain, labor pains, and even respiratory disorders, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. 

 

Pain Management In Dr. Philips

When researchers started out on performing more studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments, it was to finally say with a more definitive answer that it does indeed alleviate pain, and can be used as an alternative to medications amidst an opioid epidemic. Research from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York concludes the analgesic effects of acupuncture treatments are superior to sham controls, and found longer lasting pain relief in patients with chronic pain, also concluding that it’s an effective and reasonable treatment option. There’s also research being done on acupuncture’s effectiveness on providing tissue repair, with research by Dr. Hawks citing this treatment is “highly effective, with rapid results for both acute and chronic Achilles tendinopathy and was performed easily”. With such glowing results in medical universities research, it’s no wonder people have been getting these treatments for years and years. 

 

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Ready to give acupuncture a try? Here at Innovative Pain Solutions in Orlando, we strive to provide excellent pain management options, including stem cell and PRP therapy. We treat anything from a herniated disc to whiplash, and work to ensure you leave as pain free as possible. Call us today!

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