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Pain Management

Acute and Cronic Pain

Are some of the biggest health issues in Australia with an estimated 3.24 million Australians living with pain every day.

Chinese medicine looks at the cause of pain differently. With 12 meridians flowing through the body, Chinese medicine sees the flow of Qi (think energy) and Blood moving through these channels. When this flow is disrupted through trauma or injury, pain results.

The mechanisms underlying how acupuncture is so effective for treating pain have been researched extensively for over 60 years. While there is still much left to learn about acupuncture mechanisms and the human body in general, the neural pathways from acupuncture point stimulation, to the spinal cord to the deactivation of the pain centers in the brain have been mapped. (1; 2)

Another study titled ‘Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: an Update and Critical Overview’ concluded that “mounting evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat chronic low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain, as well as headaches. (3)

So if you are looking for a new way to treat your pain or to support and/or work alongside your current pain management, now may be the time to add acupuncture to your current regime.

Types of pain that Caloundra Acupuncture can help with:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches

Are these the typs of pain your sufferig from? If so and you’d like to know more…

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  1. Longhurst, J., Chee-Yee, S., & Li, P. (2017). Defining Acupuncture’s Place in Western Medicine. Scientia, 1–5.
  2. Zhang, Z.-J., Wang, X.-M., & McAlonan, G. M. (2012). Neural Acupuncture Unit: A New Concept for Interpreting Effects and Mechanisms of Acupuncture. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012(3), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2007.08.003
  3. Yin, C., Buchheit, T. E., & Park, J. J. (2017). Acupuncture for chronic pain: an update and critical overview. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 1. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACO.0000000000000501