General enquiries made to an acupuncturist are often in relation to pain. Pain comes in varying degrees and can affect any aspect of the body.
Pain itself can feel like a dull ache, a bit like a toothache or earache, or it can be sharp and shooting in nature, which may suggest the presence of inflammation.
Often nerve irritation at locations is experienced, such as the lower arms or legs which can not only cause pain but pins and needles or even coldness to the extremities if your blood flow is restricted.
There are all sorts of painful symptoms acupuncture might be used to treat, such as stiffness and aches to joints because of the aging process or as part of the menopause.
Sitting at a desk for extended periods may cause tension within the trapezius muscle, which may in turn lead to migraines or face and neck pain.
Low back pain is frequently treated in an acupuncture clinic for all sorts of reasons, it might be that you work in a labour-intensive environment, such as the construction industry or in a workplace that requires you to be as fit as can be.
There are three routes available in the treatment of pain.
Painkillers are designed to help provide relief whilst your body attempts to heal itself naturally. That said, you should be mindful that painkillers may disrupt the gut microbiome, causing further problems such as constipation.
2) Remedial Therapy
Remedial Therapy is required not only to get to the root cause of a problem and treat modern day symptoms and is also fantastic way to prevent future problems from occurring.
it might be that surgical intervention is offered which often means long wait lists and downtime whilst recovering.
Acupuncture is now recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as a first line treatment for all chronic pain.
If you are looking to be more productive in the workplace, get back to enjoying family time and experience a peaceful night’s sleep free from pain and maintain your health then acupuncture is a treatment for you.
“Went to see Gaynor a few times mainly for pain in knee. Gaynor is both professional and friendly. Gets to the root of the pain. After a few sessions felt a lot better. Would highly recommend her.”
If you’re interested in more information and how acupuncture can be applied to all walks of live, take a look at our blog.