Acupuncture pain relief

Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture has been employed for centuries to alleviate pain arising from many different conditions.

It offers a holistic approach to pain management, targeting not only the physical symptoms but also addressing the underlying imbalances in the body’s energy flow. As I work in a trauma-informed way I also make connections between the psychological origins and physical manifestations you are experiencing.

Through the stimulation of specific acupuncture points, it can effectively address various painful conditions.

What kind of pain does acupuncture relieve?

Chronic: Acupuncture has demonstrated efficacy in managing chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and neuropathy.

Musculoskeletal: It is commonly used to alleviate musculoskeletal issues like backache, neck pain, and joint pain, tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. It does this by promoting relaxation and improving blood flow to affected areas.

Headaches and Migraines: Acupuncture is recognised for its ability to reduce the frequency and intensity of tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches.

Menstrual: Many women find relief from menstrual cramps and other menstrual-related discomfort such as endometriosis through acupuncture treatments.

Postoperative: Acupuncture can complement postoperative recovery by reducing pain, swelling, and promoting quicker healing. It can also help with scar healing.

Cancer-Related: Some cancer patients have reported decreased pain, nausea, and improved overall well-being with acupuncture as a complementary therapy.

Nerve: Conditions like sciatica and diabetic neuropathy may benefit from acupuncture’s ability to stimulate nerve function and reduce pain signals.

Emotional: Acupuncture is known to have a calming effect on the mind, making it a potential option for managing stress, anxiety, and depression-related physical symptoms.

Simply brilliant! After struggling with consistent headaches and sinus pressure for over 8 months I visited Katy in hope she may be able to help. Within a few weeks my headaches and pressure had eased, and after five or so sessions I was completely headache free. Highly recommend!

Want to know more about how acupuncture can help you? Then why not book in for a free 30-minute telephone consultation.