For thousands of years, acupuncture has been studied as a way to rebalance the body’s flow of energy, or Qi. Traditional Chinese medicine dictates that the body is a system made up of twelve pathways called meridians through which Qi flows. It is believed that when these meridians are blocked, it causes pain in the body.
If you experience chronic back pain or have suffered a sports-related injury, you may want to see a trained acupuncturist. Here’s how acupuncture can apply to the principles of pain management:
Rebalance Your Body: According to ancient belief, energy flow in the body is interrupted by imbalances in the spinal column. Acupuncture is widely practiced as an alternative treatment for spinal cord problems. Medical research shows compelling evidence of a correlation between the use of acupuncture to harmonize the body’s Qi and modern spinal column treatment procedures.
Release Natural Painkillers: Acupuncture focuses on 2,000 points on the body, which are believed to deliver electromagnetic signals. Sticking thin needles into those strategic points stimulates the area and frees energy flow. This also stimulates the flow of endorphins, which provide natural painkillers for the body.
Trust a Trained Acupuncturist: Like any other medical professionals, licensed acupuncturists undergo extensive training to receive certification. A licensed acupuncturist is an expert on the theory and technique behind acupuncture, and highly proficient in the study of integrated medicine.
If you suffer from pain, consider receiving acupuncture treatment from a physician at Carolina Back Institute. Our team of attentive pain specialists offers a number of customized treatments to suit your individual needs. Visit our website or call us at (919) 781-9950.