Congratulations! You have just taken your first step towards pain relief.
For over 3,000 years, Chinese medicine has treated pain and honed its skills in eliminating chronic pain. Western medicine is now recognising how incredibly effective acupuncture and Chinese medicine is in treating pain, naturally without the need for drugs or surgery. Very large controlled studies have proven how effective acupuncture is in treating pain. Studies have proven acupuncture is just as effective as drugs (but with nonE of the side effects of drug therapy).
If you have chronic pain you will know how debilitating, exhausting and emotionally challenging it is.
We provide a highly comprehensive and integrated approach to treating pain with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet, acupressure and Bowen Therapy.
Pain Relief During Your First Visit
Our style of acupuncture means that most patients will get immediate pain relief – see for yourself at your first treatment.
Chronic pain is debilitating and incredibly frustrating for the sufferer. It can stem from injury, neurological, arthritis, infection and a range of other causes.
The body’s 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 (around 3 months), if the problem is not fixed, 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 is unique in its ability to kick starts this process straight away by increasing the signal strength of the nerves to the brain and often 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 can often help in these cases.
When there is a structural reason for the pain such as bone impinging a nerve, acupuncture may not work and the patient needs to pursue a surgical option. In these cases it’s best to receive a short series of acupuncture treatments (typically around 3 treatments over a short time frame) to test your rate of response. We will then know if acupuncture works for you.