Acupuncture For Pain management, Relief and Cure
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of Chinese traditional medicine system and has become popular not just in a single country of part but Acupuncture is practiced all over the world. Acupuncture is widely used as a chronic pain relief and to cure pain some times. Some times Acupuncture can cure pain for shorter duration of time while some time it can give you permanent relief and can cure even sever pain permanently. It was discovered by ancient Chinese that insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body has therapeutic effect and many diseases and medical conditions can be treated by Acupuncture. Specifically the Acupuncture was found to be very effective in case of pain in humans. Acupuncture needles are inserted so that the needles themselves do not give much pain and sometimes the patient even does not feel that the needles have been inserted in his body.
These points where the needles were inserted were found along pathways known as channels or meridians. Through these points vital energy flows and all these points act as a communication system through which all parts of the body are interconnected.
Pain is actually the body’s warning alarm and pain must be taken seriously as it is indicating you something is wrong. If you ignore your body’s alarm then just like the fire alarm in your house, severe problems can be caused and are created. As the blood passes through vital energy points it nourishes our body and protect body tissues, helping to maintain the functions in our bodies. When there is a blockage somewhere due to some injury or blockage or any other condition in the body the patient will be suffering from severe or minor pain which is a symptom that there is something wrong in the body. Any time when the meridian is blocked, blood are not able to move along smoothly. This results the affected area of the body as it will receive far less nutrition than it should get which is very harmful as malnourishment can occur in that part. The patient will therefore feel pain and also other symptoms might occur which can be numbness , bloating, etc.
The organ damage can be identified from the meridian, and the local blockage of the meridian can affect the internal organ as well. That is why in TCM, while treating a pain condition, the doctor do not usually only focuses on just the local pain, but also works to rebalanced and harmonize the whole body.
There are more than a single reason for the blockage of meridian which can also be caused by other reasons which can be but are not limited to excessive cold, dampness, dryness of skin, fire burnt injuries. Other reasons can be range from stress , depression, anger etc which are related to emotions in human beings. It is very important to identify what exactly is the cause of the pain and which meridian is blocked. In general the treatment therefore is, relieving the stagnant blood in the body, balancing energy present in the body, nourishment of the nearby and actual tissue, ways to increase circulation to fast up healing which will result in the fast building up and healing up of the effected muscles and organs.
Acupuncture can be used to correct the flow of Herbal medicine can be used to reestablish and balance , blood and moisture in organ networks, to control pathological factors Clinical research support that acupuncture is an effective remedy in the treatment of almost all kinds of pain conditions, including the following: migraines, neck pain, back pain, herniated disc, arthritis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, sports injuries and also the pain which occurs as a result of a major or minor surgeries in the body.
It has also been found that there was an enhancement in immune function of a patient after the patient undertook Acupuncture procedure. Acupuncture may actually help prevent pain by acting on the sympathetic nervous system and by stimulating the body to produce biochemical substances, such as endorphins, to help reduce pain.
Chinese herbs for pain treatment are often used according to the patient’s condition. A group of herbs are put together to enhance the power of the treatment and reduce the side effects. Herbs having analgesic properties, most of them are extremely beneficial. Herbal medicine can be used in both ways internally or externally. Chinese herbs are normally used in the capsules or concentrated powder and most of the times in the form of tea. Now a days some herbs may be used in inject able form.