Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and appropriate exercises can often ease the pain. But when they don’t, acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering.
Acupuncturists insert hair-thin needles into the skin at specific points around the body. It is virtually painless when done by an experienced practitioner. Inserting the needles is thought to correct imbalances in the flow of energy in the body, called qi (pronounced “chee”). It is thought to ease pain by affecting neurotransmitters, hormone levels, or the immune system.
For new pain, an acupuncturist should not always be your first stop. Dr. Chen recommends that individuals have clear diagnosis of what is causing their pain to rule out serious medical conditions that should be treated right away—and then seek out acupuncture if appropriate.
Over the years there has been substantial debate about whether acupuncture really works for chronic pain. Research from an international team of experts adds to the evidence that it does provide real relief from common forms of pain.
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