Living with daily pain in your joints and muscles can make life unbearable. Current medical treatments like RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate), Anti-Inflammatory Medications, and Physical Therapy may help for a while, but the pain seems to always come back. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to manage many pain conditions in any area of the body like chronic back and neck pain, migraines, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, knee pain, and sciatica pain.
Acupuncture helps to release the body's own natural painkillers, endorphins and enkephalins, which help to moderate the pain response. The result allows your body to heal itself without causing additional damage to your muscles, tendons, and joints.
The World Health Organization and National Institute of Health have long regarded acupuncture as an effective treatment for pain relief and the American College of Physicians is now recommending acupuncture as a therapy to treat chronic pain before opiate medications. Why? Because it works! With proper treatment, acupuncture can help your body reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and temporarily block pain signals so your body has time to heal itself. At Healing Roots Acupuncture, we recognize that each person is unique, therefore each treatment plan will be customized according to that person’s unique condition or situation. We also focus on integrating several different holistic modalities in order to get optimal results. In addition to acupuncture treatments, we may recommend exercises, stretching, cupping, and Moxibustion or gua-sha treatments to help heal your chronic pain.