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Acupuncture in the treatment of painful conditions How Acupuncture Relieves Pain Acupuncture affects the nervous system and also acts as a pain killer by releasing endorphins and activating an immune response. Acupuncture is believed to affect the brain chemistry by altering neurotransmitters, endorphins, serotonin and hormone release. Cortisol, which is released by the pituitary gland, may also be released and helps reduce inflammation. These shifts in the body's chemical balance can change how a person responds to pain and sensation as the messages are blocked. Acupuncture can help calm the body and can be used as a treatment for chronic and acute pain. Severe pain is very stressful, acupuncture not only takes away the pain, it eliminate the associated stress effectively Benefits of Acupuncture Various methods can be helpful in treating pain, and most doctors will begin with medication. However, the body normally reacts to drugs by building up a tolerance, which often requires an increase in dosage to relieve pain and may cause an addiction to the medication over time. Using acupuncture for pain relief provides a noninvasive, drug-free method to minimize pain. Acupuncture has few side effects, is non habit forming and can be a helpful complement to control pain, especially if used in conjunction with physical therapy or other noninvasive treatment methods.
Pain itself is not a diagnosis, but rather an indication or warning that there is a problem somewhere in the body. Many times the exact location of pain points to where the problem is, as in the case of elbow pain above an inflamed tendon. But in other situations the site of pain may be related to problems far away, as in leg pain resulting from a herniated disk pushing on a nerve in the back.
The intensity of the pain usually indicates or warns how severe the problem is. Each person has a different pain threshold, but pain levels that increase or do not lessen over time point to something that needs attention.
The characteristics of pain give important information about what is causing the body to send this signal. Once noticed, it is important to address the underlying problem that forced the body to send a pain message, not just turn down the discomfort. Otherwise the body will send out other warning signals until the core problem is corrected.
There are many therapies that attempt to stop pain. Most of them mask the pain while hoping the body is able to heal itself or push the body to heal faster while offering limited pain relief. Acupuncture is an extremely powerful and effective approach to treat pain because it decreases pain levels as it stimulates the body’s healing response. Acupuncture resolves pain by affecting several pain pathways and healing responses at the same time: • raise endorphin levels and diminish the nervous system’s pain response • decrease inflammation and swelling • relax muscles and stop spasms • increase circulation to the local area