Acupuncture is a good treatment option if you struggle with any kind of chronic pain in your life. Chronic pain is a significant condition that affects millions of Americans. Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture has been proven effective for the treatment of chronic pain as the effects of acupuncture persist over time. Give Dr. April Harris a chance to help your chronic pain!
Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years but has only gained steam in western countries like the United States in the last 100-200 years. The theory behind acupuncture is that your body has two forces – yin and yang – that must be in balance to achieve optimal health. When these aren’t in balance, it’s because there is a blockage in the flow of your qi: the energy thought to regulate your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health. It’s believed that this imbalance is what causes disease, and acupuncture is how the blockages are removed. Acupuncture may be effective in treating chronic pain because it stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. It is also believed to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and promote the body’s natural healing response. By improving the body’s overall function and reducing pain, acupuncture can help to improve the quality of life for individuals suffering with chronic pain. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of chronic pain conditions, including back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, migraines, and fibromyalgia, and much more. While individual results may vary, acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained acupuncturist.
Acupuncture has also been shown to be an effective treatment for migraines. It is believed that acupuncture helps to reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of migraines by regulating the flow of energy throughout the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body, which can help to regulate the nervous system and reduce inflammation. This can help to alleviate the pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound that are associated with migraines. In addition to reducing the symptoms of migraines, acupuncture may also help to prevent future migraines from occurring. Regular acupuncture treatments may help to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines over time.
Whatever ails you, consulting with Dr. April Harris can never be a bad call. Dr. Harris is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. She has extensive clinical experience in the management of patients within the primary care and hospital settings. She has completed training in the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support through the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Galen Acupuncture and Osteopathic Medicine serves the surrounding area of Lawrence, KS and would love to help you with your chronic pain needs! Give us a call today (785) 393-1108.