Physical pain is becoming a major health problem in the United States. The complexity of discovering why you have pain can be a daunting quest. Most people will try over- the-counter drugs to relieve pain. If those types of drugs give them little or no relief, off to their medical doctor they go for stronger drugs. Although stronger drugs may have an effect on specific pain, they do have their side effects, which may be a detriment to a person’s ability to live a normal life. Some of these drugs will have such strong side effects that they may cause problems in other areas, such as: digestive issues, allergic reaction, heart problems, and kidney problems.
Even stronger medicines, like narcotics, will have a decreasing effect on pain relief with an increase in the amount of medicine needed to be taken, thereby, leading to the increase risk of addiction. These steps to pain relief are what most people in the US take, but the risk of using these drugs are not without serious consequences. Some of these medications can do permanent damage to organs that cannot be reversed. By using acupuncture as a method for pain relief one can decease the level of pain without any side effects.
Acupuncture can relieve many different areas of pain such as:
• Lower back pain
• Neck and Shoulder pain
• Joint pain : elbow, knee, hip
• Headaches: Tension, Migraines, Sinus
• Digestive pain: Gas, bloating, reflux
• Emotional pain: depression, anxiety, stress, nerviness
By using acupuncture to treat pain you will be using a natural safe method to treat many different types of discomforts. For more information on how we can help you with your specific pain issue, please call 630-444-1488 for a free phone consultation.