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Pain Relief

Acupuncture Pain Relief

Pain Relief During Your First Visit
Our unique style of acupuncture means that most patients will get immediate pain relief. We recommend you make one appointment to see for yourself. If we can substantially reduce or remove your pain during your first appointment, then you can proceed with additional treatments with the confidence of knowing that what we do will work for you.

We treat a very wide range of pain issues including:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Hip pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular pain
  • Bursitis
  • Migraine
  • Elbow pain
  • Bells’ palsy
  • Meniere’s
  • Neurological pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Trigeminal pain

Chronic pain is debilitating and incredibly frustrating for the sufferer. It can be from injury, neurological, arthritis and a range of other causes. Nerve pain is particularly difficult for western medicine to treat as it doesn’t respond well to pain killers.

The pain pathway works by nerves registering pain at the site of the problem, sending a signal to the brain and the brain sending the repair crew (blood) and natural pain killers (hormones like enkephalins) to the site to reduce pain and fix the problem. After a while the brain stops sending the repair crew and pain killers to the area – so we get stuck in this chronic pain cycle and can’t get out of it. Acupuncture kick starts this process straight away by increasing the signal strength of the nerves to the brain and usually the patient feels sudden and dramatic pain relief within seconds of receiving the acupuncture.

Often there is no structural reason for the pain. Scans reveal no problems, so Western medicine doesn’t know how to treat it. Acupuncture is highly effective in these cases.
When there is a structural reason for the pain such as bone sticking into a nerve, acupuncture may not work and the patient needs to pursue a surgical option.