Acupuncture continues to gain fame as a highly effective, drug-free treatment for chronic pain. The licensed and board-certified acupuncturists at Madison Family Wellness, with office in Madison, Wisconsin, develop customized treatment programs that can relieve your pain and provide many additional health benefits associated with acupuncture. For relief from your chronic pain, schedule a visit at Madison Family Wellness today. Call the office or book your visit online.
How does acupuncture relieve pain?
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to trigger the body’s natural healing response through the stimulation of acupressure points throughout the body. This action enhances your body’s ability to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting imbalances. Acupuncture also prompts your body to produce chemicals that naturally decrease or eliminate painful sensations.
Simply put, stimulating acupressure points (muscle and sensory neurons) triggers your brain for the release of endorphins (natural painkillers) and other chemicals (neurotransmitters) that modify nerve impulses. This helps block pain messages between the targeted nerves and your brain, and this, in turn, eliminates your discomfort.
What chronic pain conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture is known to be very effective for treating numerous chronic pain conditions, including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis)
- Tension headaches
- Shingles pain
Acupuncture also relieves pain associated with muscle sprains and strains, tendinitis as well as sciatica and other nerve compression disorders. It’s also beneficial for relieving pelvic pain due to painful menstrual periods and discomfort following childbirth and/or surgical procedures.
What can I expect during an acupuncture session?
At Madison Family Wellness, your treatment begins with a detailed discussion regarding your pain symptoms, medical history, medications and supplements you take regularly, and other important factors related to your overall health and well-being.
Your acupuncturist then develops a treatment plan that may include acupuncture combined with detoxifying (cupping) treatments, herbal remedies, mild electrical stimulation, and other therapies known to enhance the benefits of acupuncture.
Sessions generally last about an hour. The needles used in acupuncture are very thin and cause little to no discomfort when placed by a skilled practitioner like those at Madison Family Wellness. You can expect to feel very relaxed during and after the session or you may leave the office feeling quite energized.
Most individuals require several treatment sessions to experience optimal results from acupuncture for pain. Your acupuncturist will discuss what you can expect from your therapy before beginning your first session.
For effective relief from chronic pain without drugs, injections, or surgery, schedule a visit at Madison Family Wellness today. Call the office or book your appointment online.