Nobody likes to feel held back by pain. Whether it is back pain, neck ache or tennis elbow, it is frustrating when our body doesn’t perform how we want it to. While some turn to painkillers to manage their symptoms, more and more people are turning towards drug-free pain relief. Acupuncture is a treatment widely used to relieve back, neck and elbow pains – even among high-performance professional athletes.
In the traditional Chinese philosophy, the inhibited flow of energy (Qi) around the body is believed to be the source of such pain and works to free up this flow of energy by inserting needles into certain points in the body.
Relieving back pain with Acupuncture
Nearly 80% of all people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. It is one of the leading reasons that people seek medical attention and is estimated to only increase among an aging population. What is appealing to many is the safe, drug-free treatment for pain which acupuncture offers.
Treating neck pain with acupuncture
Like back pain, neck pain can be debilitating for suffers. Whether it’s due to sleep, posture or injury, chronic neck pain affects a large section of the population. Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive way to treat chronic neck pain.
Treating Tennis Elbow with acupuncture
Another common area of discomfort, particularly among athletes and those highly active, is elbow pain or “tennis elbow”. Tennis Elbow or lateral epicondyle is primarily a form of tendonitis and can have quite a limiting effect on the wellbeing of sufferers.
If you are experiencing chronic pain in your back, neck or elbows make an appointment with Clinic 38 and learn more about how acupuncture can help you get moving again.