Pain relief with acupuncture

Acupuncture is best known for its ability to successfully treat pain. Arthritis, backache, sport injury, neck pain, sciatica, tendonitis, RSI are some common conditions that acupuncture can help with. It is an extremely powerful and effective approach to treat pain because it decreases pain levels as it stimulates the body's healing response. Acupuncture resolves pain by affecting several pain pathways and healing responses at the same time:

- raise endorphin levels and diminish the nervous system's pain response
- decrease inflammation and swelling
- relax muscles and stop spasms
- increase circulation to the local area

Pain itself is not a diagnosis, but rather an indication or warning that there is a problem somewhere in the body. The intensity of the pain usually indicates or warns how severe the problem is.

And the circumstances surrounding the onset of the pain are just as important. Was there an accident or incident? Or did the pain gradually develop over a course of time or during a certain period of life?