Acupuncture has been used for over 2,500 years for pain relief.
A classical Chinese saying is, “When there is no free flow of Qi and blood, there is pain, and when there is free flow of Qi and blood, there is no pain.” Acupuncture works to enhance the circulation of Qi and blood.
This action relaxes muscles, reduces swelling and inflammation, and speeds up the healing process. Other conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat are: arthritis, tendinitis (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, etc.), neuropathy, and muscle sprains and strains.
To speed up recovery, acupuncture can be combined with both Chinese herbal therapy to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain, as well as massage therapy to break up tissue adhesions, increase joint mobility, and align the skeletal structure.