How Using Acupuncture Helps with Pain Management

by | Oct 10, 2021 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

Acupuncture is a treatment from Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. It has been proven to be a safe, drug-free, and effective method for pain management, along with a broad range of medical conditions. For many patients, periodic acupuncture sessions keep pain at bay so that they can live a more comfortable and active lifestyle. 

A Greater Sense of Wellbeing with Acupuncture

In acupuncture, the flow of vital life energy, qi, is restored through the body’s pathways, called meridians. By removing blockages that are keeping the flow of qi from reaching the organs, acupuncture ensures that all of the body’s essential systems receive the nourishment that they need. This provides restorative and calming benefits to the body, giving patients a greater overall sense of wellbeing. For patients who are struggling with pain, whether from an injury or a chronic condition, acupuncture can relieve discomfort without drugs or invasive measures. 

Minor discomfort can escalate to pain and even chronic pain, making acupuncture an effective treatment for health maintenance. Regular acupuncture appointments can resolve blockages and imbalances before they become worse. 

Acupuncture and the “Feel Good” Brain Chemicals

One way in which acupuncture helps with pain management is through the release of the body’s natural “feel good” chemicals. Acupuncture stimulates the release of these chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, which can impact the sensation of pain. Specifically, acupuncture can trigger higher levels of serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin modulates pain in the body, with low serotonin levels linked to chronic pain. Low dopamine levels are thought to contribute to painful symptoms of various conditions, including fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s disease. 

Acupuncture for Pain Management at Rubin Health Center

The Rubin Health Center offers acupuncture for pain management. Our acupuncture treatment utilizes methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine and evidence-based protocols from Western Medical Acupuncture. To schedule an appointment, contact us today!