For people who deal with chronic pain every single day, alternative pain relief methods like acupuncture can be an effective way to get relief. The highly qualified physical therapists at ADI Rehab in Westwood and Los Angeles, California, often recommend acupuncture as part of a complimentary pain management treatment plan. Call or schedule a consultation online to take the first step toward living a more pain-free life.
Acupuncture is among the world’s oldest healing techniques. It has been an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and Western medicine recognizes acupuncture as a valuable treatment option for people suffering from chronic pain.
Acupuncture is a noninvasive technique that involves placing thin needles at various points on your body. It is particularly effective for chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches.
The goal of acupuncture is to release the flow of your body’s energy, or chi, by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. The tiny needles make your body release endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Acupuncture also helps to boost blood flow.
After an acupuncture treatment, many individuals get relief from back pain, neck pain, and joint pain that lasts for several days or more. Regular acupuncture treatments can become an essential part of a pain management plan, especially because you can get relief from chronic pain without the unhealthy side effects that come with many prescription medications.
Most men and women don’t feel pain during an acupuncture treatment. The needles are so tiny and thin that you barely feel them being inserted. You may feel a temporary soreness on your skin after an acupuncture treatment, but overall, most people say it’s a relaxing experience with minimal or no discomfort.
Acupuncture is a safe way to get relief from several different types of chronic pain. Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and your acupuncturist uses between five and 15 needles. During your first appointment, you discuss any areas of pain that you’re having difficulty with, and your acupuncturist determines a treatment plan, including how many sessions you need for the maximum benefit.
In combination with other physical therapy techniques, including massage, acupuncture can help reduce the need for medications to relieve pain and ultimately improve your quality of life. That is the primary goal of each therapist at ADI Rehab — to help you live a fully active lifestyle without the limitations of chronic pain.
Call or request an appointment online with one of the trained acupuncturists or physical therapists at ADI Rehab.