Is Acupuncture Helpful for Chronic Pain?

Is Acupuncture Helpful for Chronic Pain?

Over 40% of adults in the U.S. have reported experiencing chronic pain. For those that seek chiropractic care for relief, the vast majority have found that chronic pain can be managed and relieved through chiropractic treatments. However, you may not have considered another effective treatment for chronic pain: acupuncture.

Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, long supported even prior to popularization in Western alternative medicine and scientific research. Now, recent studies have demonstrated that acupuncture is also scientifically proven to yield positive results when treating chronic pain. At Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills, we are proud to offer high-quality acupuncture services to treat chronic pain. Read more to learn how acupuncture can help you!

Interested in how acupuncture can help your chronic pain? Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills to schedule an appointment!

 How Does Acupuncture Help Chronic Pain?

Acupuncture is a treatment in Chinese Medicine is said to balance the life force of a person—the qi. This belief asserts that your body has two forces, the yin, and yang, and when they aren’t in balance, optimal health is compromised. By releasing the blockage in the flow of your qi that’s causing the imbalance, acupuncture can help to achieve optimal health, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Acupuncture accomplishes this with the gentle insertion of small needles into your skin at specific points of your body to stimulate the release of the body’s natural painkillers and to affect areas in your brain that process pain. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been found to stimulate muscles, nerves, and connective tissue which boosts the body’s natural painkillers and reduces stress and tension. The body senses the needles, signaling the immune system to respond, increasing circulation and pain relief in the area. A virtually painless treatment, many find acupuncture to not only be healing, but relaxing as well, due to the signals and release made by the brain in response.

Will Acupuncture Work For Me?

There are different kinds of pain, which usually constitute different forms of treatment. However, evidence has demonstrated that acupuncture can help ease several types of chronic pain such as:

  • Lower-back pain
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain
  • TMJ disorders
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Because of how the body responds to acupuncture, muscle tension relief can be felt in additional parts of the body, as well as relieve additional pain symptoms such as nausea and fatigue. If you are suffering from any of the above chronic pain conditions, acupuncture may be a viable option for chronic pain relief.

Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pain in Beverly Hills

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic, we offer acupuncture as part of our chiropractic treatment options to help you overcome chronic pain. Our highly experienced acupuncturists will assess and treat your individual needs, all done in our relaxing boutique office. Depending on your condition, you may need long-term care, though most patients report improvement after the first session. Our team will properly assess your pain management needs and develop a treatment plan that works best for you. Why continue to suffer from chronic pain? Let Tannenbaum Chiropractic of Beverly Hills offer you relief, today!

Call the Beverly Hills practitioners at Tannenbaum Chiropractic to learn about the treatments we offer and schedule your appointment today.