Pain is a natural part of life and an important communication from your body that there is something wrong. It can be the result of acute injury, organ dysfunction, repetitive action, stress and tension, or general deterioration, among other causes. But what really matters to us is that it hurts!

The most important thing in dealing with pain is finding the cause and, if possible, correcting it. With acute injuries, time does most of the work, eventually. Unfortunately, many forms of pain become chronic and are difficult to treat. Pharmaceutical pain killers are effective but also carry the risk of dependence as well as a host of unwanted side-effects. At Lake Highlands Acupuncture, we know acupuncture relieves a wide variety of pains, and the evidence backs us up.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine help effectively relieve a variety of pain conditions, speeding up both acute injury recovery and treating chronic pain. Studies have found that acupuncture can be an effective, well-tolerated therapy for chronic low-back pain with no major adverse events (Weiss, 2013). Further, acupuncture can be considered as one of the more effective physical treatments for alleviating osteoarthritis knee pain (Corbett, 2013). Also, acupuncture has been found to have efficacy for pain among the older population (Abdulla, 2013), and acupuncture can be considered as a useful way of treatment for the patients who suffer from chronic muscular-skeletal diseases (Najafi, 2013). For you headache sufferers, acupuncture could be a valuable non-pharmacological tool in patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches (Linde, 2009).

What all this means is that acupuncture is effective for a wide variety of painful conditions and carries little to no risk, when performed by a trained, licensed acupuncturist, as compared to traditional treatment strategies. Give Lake Highlands Acupuncture a try! You’ll be glad you did.