Acute and Chronic Pain

Acupunctre for neck and back pain

Acupuncture for acute and chronic pain

Acupuncture for Lower Back, Neck and Muscular Pain

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective to reduce acute or chronic pain symptoms. It is estimated that up to 80% of the world’s population will suffer from some sort of back discomfort at some point in their lives, with the lower back as the most common location of discomfort. Acupuncture has been proven to dramatically reduce lower back pain, and is a reliable method for pain relief. Results in many published studies provide proof that acupuncture is a safe effective treatment for lower back pain which can produce relief for up to six months or longer without any negative side effects of medications.

A review of 6,376 patients with chronic pain found that 90% of the pain relieving benefits of acupuncture persisted for 12 months after treatment (MacPherson H. et al “The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A meta analysis of patients with chronic pain. Pain 2016)

A natural way to reduce pain

Acupuncture has also shown to be effective for acute pain in:

  • Labour Pain
  • Oocyte retrieval pain
  • Primary dysmenorrhoea
  • Tension type headaches
  • Migraine
  • Post-operative pain
  • Back pain
  • Acute burns pain

Schug SA, Palmer GM, Scott DA, Halliwell R, Trinca J, “Acute pain management: scientific evidence, fourth edition 2015. The Medical Journal of Australia. 2016; 204(8):315-7.

Acupuncture treatments can also be combined with cupping, electro-acupuncture, light therapy and massage. With chronic muscular pain we suggest around 8-10 treatments or more for significant relief. Additional herbal supplements may also be prescribed for pain relief.

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