Acupuncture has been used for centuries for pain management as an effective tool, and it’s the preferred treatment of many patients by providing relief to people with injuries and chronic pain conditions.
Headaches, back pain and inflammatory conditions are just a few of the conditions for which acupuncture can provide relief. If you have acute or chronic pain and are searching for an alternative treatment,
Endpoint Wellness can help by providing acupuncture for pain relief and other holistic treatments that can help you manage your pain and improve your body’s overall health.
How does acupuncture for pain management help?
Acupuncture is based on the ancient Chinese Medicine concept of restoring balance. According to Chinese Medicine principles, life energy or qi flows through the body along specific channels or meridians. When the flow of energy is disrupted, imbalance can result, leading to pain or illness. Correcting the flow of energy restores balance to the body.
Scientifically, it is believed that acupuncture for pain management works by manipulating nerve pathways, which coincide with the qi meridians of the body. By stimulating the nerves, an acupuncturist can reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and trigger the body’s own self-healing abilities to control pain.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture is recommended by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) for a number of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, sciatica pain relief, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, lower back pain relief, and many others. It can treat both chronic and acute pain and is helpful in promoting healing after sports injuries.
One major benefit of acupuncture for pain management over other forms of treatment is its safety. Unlike pharmaceuticals, acupuncture is not habit-forming and has no side effects. It is safe for pregnant women, nursing mothers, individuals with liver damage or compromised immune systems, and more.
When performed correctly by a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, acupuncture is highly safe and effective.
If you suffer from chronic pain and are seeking relief, or are looking for a way to boost your healing speed and promote greater overall wellness, contact Endpoint Wellness today or schedule an appointment.
Engaging your body’s own powers of self-healing
Acupuncture works by engaging your body’s own amazing powers of self-regeneration and healing. By increasing the flow of vital energy within your body, acupuncture reduces systemic inflammation and improves circulation and immune system health.
Because acupuncture relieves pain by promoting wellness and balance within the body, relief is not always instantaneous. It will take a few sessions for you to begin seeing results. However, our patients begin to feel better, have more energy, improved mood and reduced pain with regular acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture for headache relief
If you currently suffer from headaches caused by stress and tension, allergies and sinus pressure, or migraines, acupuncture may provide relief.
Like other sources of pain, headaches are frequently caused by tension and inflammation. Acupuncture helps to reduce the body’s inflammatory response, relieving the pressure that causes headaches. Acupuncture also relaxes the muscles, easing
Acupuncture for back pain relief
Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work and disability. Every year, Americans spend millions on treatments and doctors’ visits in hopes of finding relief.
What many people may not realize is that effective treatment can be found without a prescription. You can get lasting relief through acupuncture for back pain (and complementary therapies) at Endpoint Wellness.
Back pain can arise because of skeletal, muscular or nerve issues. It may result from injury or degenerative condition. However, there is no kind of back pain that cannot be treated with acupuncture.
Why acupuncture works for back pain relief
Acupuncture works on nearly every type of back pain because it facilitates the body’s natural healing ability and enhances natural pain relief. By stimulating the flow of energy along the meridians, acupuncture boosts the body’s release of pain-blocking chemicals and reduces the inflammatory response.
With acupuncture treatment, you can increase your range of movement and reduce your pain while your body naturally repairs injured or degenerated tissues. You can
Sciatica pain relief
Those with lower back and leg pain do not need to live in misery or resort to pain medication to get relief. Sciatica pain relief and the underlying cause of sciatica can be effectively treated with acupuncture and other complementary therapies offered at Endpoint Wellness.
Sciatica is a term used to describe a specific type of lower back and/or leg pain that results from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain almost always affects one side – in the buttock and/or down the leg, and may be experienced as:
- Constant pain on one side
- Burning, tingling or searing sensation
- Pain that worsens when sitting
- A sharp pain that makes transitioning from standing to sitting (or vice versa) difficult
- Weakness or numbness in the leg, foot and/or toes
- Sciatica pain is often caused by disc injury or spinal degeneration.
How acupuncture helps sciatica pain relief
Many treatments for sciatica are only intended to provide pain relief, but acupuncture can work on both the cause and the symptom.
By stimulating the body’s natural flow of energy, acupuncture boosts the body’s ability to heal. As a result, the underlying cause for pressure on the sciatic nerve is treated. At the same time, acupuncture can decrease pain sensations for immediate pain relief.
Complementary therapies for sciatica pain relief
Several traditional Chinese medicinal therapies can help individuals with sciatica experience pain relief. Acupuncture may be complemented by:
- Massage and myofascial release
- Tui Na
- Hot and cold therapies
Contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Geoffrey N. Hayes will help determine the treatment modalities that will most effectively reduce pain and facilitate healing of your sciatica.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in vehicle accidents, especially rear-end collisions.
While it may seem like simple muscle soreness, the pain, tingling and/or numbness can last for weeks, even months. If not treated properly, it could lead to compensatory movements, which often cause injuries elsewhere. Endpoint Wellness provides effective whiplash treatment for modern injuries using ancient Chinese medicine practice and acupuncture.
What we know about whiplash
Although whiplash is a common injury, there is a lot that the medical community does not understand about the condition. While we know that the acceleration and deceleration of the vertebrae play a role in the injury mechanism, there is no consensus as to what the acceleration-deceleration does or why – after all, not everyone involved in car accidents gets whiplash.
What has been researched, however, is that neck treatment alone rarely offers lasting whiplash pain relief. Whiplash treatment that is more likely to prevent chronic pain or compensatory injuries incorporate the shoulder and sometimes even the jaw or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
Whiplash treatment that works
Acupuncture whiplash treatment works because even when needles are only used in isolated places on the body it facilitates whole-body healing. By stimulating the natural flow of energy, acupuncture boosts the body’s natural repair and healing processes as well as blocks pain signals to provide immediate relief.
In addition to acupuncture, we offer a range of complementary therapies that can further reduce pain and restore the body’s state of balance. We make use of massage with heat and cold therapies as a follow-up to the acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture for whiplash injury is a treatment covered by most automobile insurance plans. For those with MedPay on their auto insurance, we can usually get same or next-day approval to treat your whiplash.
For an initial consultation or to get started, please contact us and we will get the approval from your insurance carrier. Additionally, we accept most major health insurance carriers.