Overcoming Chronic Pain?
How does acupuncture work for pain?
In a traditional Chinese term, inserting the needles is to release the block of energy flow in the body. In a simple way, an acupuncturist works similar to a plumber - unclogging blockages - an acupuncturist uses fine needles to release energy blocks while a plumber uses plunger tounblock a drain. In Western scientific terms, acupuncture to ease pain is by affecting neurotransmitters, hormone levels and the immune system.
How often is acupuncture needed?
Plan on weekly treatments for chronic pain until you start to see a benefit, then gradually lengthen the time until the next visit. Some people are much better after a single treatment, while others may not see great improvements until after 3 or more treatments.
3 things you need to know about your first acupuncture session.
1. Relax: Some people are very nervous before their first treatment. That is OK! An experienced aĐupun Đturists usually use ͞ďaďy n eedle͟, talk you through the process and ensure you are at easy. People find that the session is much easier and gentler than they had ever expected.
2.Holistic consultation: On your first visit an acupuncturist will spend time to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle. Based on all the information you have given, the practitioner will make a diagnosis and put together your treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture.
3. Receiving Treatment: You will recline or lay down to receive the acupuncture treatment. Your practitioner will use very fine single-use pre-sterilised needles to stimulate specific acupuncture points on your body. During treatment, most people begin to feel very relaxed. Most people experience a sense of calmness and immediate relief or decrease of symptoms.