Acupuncture as an Effective Pain Reliever
When pain isn’t properly managed, it can have a lasting negative effect on your quality of life as well as the quality of life of family, friends and colleagues. Fortunately, acupuncture is a proven method of providing pain relief and studies continue to highlight acupuncture’s effectiveness at relieving chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, and migraines, as well as reducing the amount of pain medication needed to control the pain. Women suffering from pelvic pain, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and infertility also benefit from receiving acupuncture, as it helps to balance hormones and remove obstructions that contribute to pain by regulating qi and blood pathways. As an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, this study reports a treatment effectiveness rate as high as 90% with the combination of acupuncture and customized Chinese herbal prescriptions.
“Non-conventional medicine has become very popular in western countries in recent years. Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine procedure, is well tolerated and free of relevant side effects and has been approved by FDA. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat chronic pelvic pain, and its use has been recently recommended by the National Institute of Health for the treatment of several diseases, including dysmenorrhea.” (Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2008)