Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Center is known for her successful treatment of Pain.

Pain, in the sense of physical pain, is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage…” Pain may be described as shooting, throbbing, pulling, burning, aching, electrical, sharp, dull, uncomfortable, sore, tight, or stiff. Pain can be in any part of the body, including the head, face, neck, chest, stomach, abdomen, pelvis, back, joints (shoulder, arm, elbow, finger, wrist, leg, knee, ankle, and toe), rib cage, spine, etc.

Pain may be caused by illness or by injury. Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Center successfully treats:

How Does Acupuncture Work for Pain?

Placing and manipulating the acupuncture needles causes an increase in local blood flow and along with it, an increase in nutrients and immune cells. These are the ingredients for healing. There is also evidence that acupuncture tends to have a balancing effect on brain chemistry, hormone levels, and immune cell function. Because the brain controls everything in the body, a balanced brain should allow for more effective healing, speeding the reduction of pain. Acupuncture simultaneously treats the underlying disease.

Course of Treatment

Some cases take just a few sessions. Chronic and complex cases may need 10-15 sessions or more, depending on the individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.

For more information please contact Dr. Shan Kong at Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan at (734) 276-3432.