If the sole measure of the effectiveness of a treatment can be based on how long it has been performed – or on how much people from every generation thought of it as helpful, then acupuncture would probably be rated as the most effective treatment ever developed by mankind.
Acupuncture is used in treating various medical conditions like nausea, smoking addiction, anxiety, and many other ailments. However, the majority of people who come to our Miami office come for acupuncture for pain. Acupuncture is excellent in getting rid of chronic headaches, backaches, sciatica, frozen shoulder, neck pain, Bell’s palsy, and from any kind of strain or sprain to all forms of arthritis, just to name a few.
Scientists believe that the needles are used to stimulate the nerves at the site of pain. Nerve-stimulation has long been proven to be effective in relaxing our muscles. Our goal is to promote circulation in the target area and get rid of inflammation. The acupuncture treatment when dealing with pain can be approached in many different ways, and it’s mainly based on the specific problem the patient has. It is performed by inserting thin needles into the body and sometimes adding gentle electric stimulation to those needles. This electric stimulation technique has been widely used, even during surgery when anesthesia cannot be supplied by regular pharmacological substance.
To achieve best results, a couple of sessions, depending on the severity of your problem are recommended. Each treatment lasts about an hour and most of the time patients leave our clinic relieved and relaxed.
Acupuncture is a time-tested procedure that has no side effects. While many remain to be skeptical, more and more people have placed their confidence on acupuncture. As we wait for an explanation from Science on acupuncture’s effectiveness, those who suffer from chronic pain have chosen to trust what the ancient Chinese have long known.