Acupuncture for Pain Management

Injury Recovery, Improved Range of Motion, Post-Surgical Healing

Scientifically proven biochemical changes that occur during an Acupuncture treatment:

  • Increased endorphins and enkephalins (more powerful than morphine at relieving pain)
  • Increased circulation (brings fresh blood and nutrients to help injury heal)
  • Increased anti-inflammatory activity (reduces pain and improves movement)
  • Increased white blood cell activity (fights off infection and improves healing)
  • Increased serotonin (neurotransmitter that improves mood and sleep)

Acupuncture is clinically proven to help

  • Sciatica/Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • TMJ
  • Muscle aches/pulls
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Wrist/Finger Pain
  • Neck Pain/Whiplash
  • Upper Back/Shoulder Pain
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Hip Pain
  • Post-Surgical Pain

Current Studies:

Study Conclusion: Low back pain improved after Acupuncture. Muller, H. etal. Arch Inern Med. Oct 2007; 167(19):2072.
Study Conclusion: Effectiveness of Acupuncture was almost twice that of conventional therapy for low back pain. Muller, H. etal. Arch Inern Med. Oct 2007; 167(19):2072.
Study Conclusion: Auricular acupuncture reduced the requirement for ibuprofen after ambulatory knee surgery relative to an invasive needle control procedure. Canadian Med Acu J. 2007;176(2):179-83
Study Conclusion: Neuroimaging studies show that Acupuncture seems to calm areas of the brain that register pain and activate those involved in rest and recovery. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. August 2007, 13(6):603-616.
Study Conclusion: Chronic Epicondylitis Decreased Pain with Range of Motion Fink M, Wolkenstein E, Luennenmann M, etal. Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2002 Aug;9(4):210-5.
Study Conclusion: Acupuncture helps to build and preserve muscle mass. Biochem BioPhys Res Comm. July 2011; 410(3):434-439
Study Conclusion: Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Inflammation with Serotonin Ailhui L, Yu Z, Lixing L, etal. 2011, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume Article ID 619950.
Study Conclusion: Acupuncture is an effective long-term treatment for shoulder pain. de Hoyos, G., Martin, A., etal. Pain. 2004 Dec;112(3):289-98.