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Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Acupuncture is a “safe and effective” (FDA) treatment for pain, which has been proven effective in clinical trials. The exact mechanism of action in biomedical terms is not fully understood, but it releases endorphins (natural painkillers), interacts with the pain signals going to the brain, reduces inflammation and triggers a healing response in the body, which leads not only to decreased pain and inflammation, but healing. Acupuncture for lower back pain, Bellevue

Drugs for pain may leave you feeling, well… drugged, and they may lead to addiction, liver damage, or worse. Local injections of steroids such as cortisone shots can actually weaken the bones, ligaments, and the cartilage of the joints. These are the very tissues that you want to heal and strengthen. With such adverse effects it is only natural for you to seek another form of treatment. Acupuncture triggers the body’s own painkillers, which are completely natural and don’t damage the body like pharmaceuticals. You may feel a mild feeling of euphoria, and other side effects may include improved quality of sleep, improved digestion, and a general feeling of well-being.

Results for pain may be dependent on whether it is chronic or pain of a more recent duration. Chronic pain indicates the body has been out of balance longer and it may take longer to resolve than pain of a shorter duration. However, everyone is an individual and we have seen individuals with pain of long standing duration for which surgery was to be the only solution, resolve with just two or three treatments.

Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Arthritis, bursitis, gout
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Pelvis pain
  • Arm & elbow pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist & hand pain
  • Ear, facial, sinus, jaw & mouth pain
  • Toothache
  • Headache, migraine
  • Occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgias
  • Cervicalgia/neck pain
  • Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder
  • Thoracic spine pain
  • Sciatica/hip pain
  • Lumbago/lower back pain
  • Leg & knee pain
  • Ankle & foot pain
  • Fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal pain, myofascial pain
  • Myagia & myotitis, polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Tendinitis

Personalized treatment plans

When you visit our clinic for an initial consultation, our licensed acupuncturist will conduct an evaluation, then develop a personalized infertility treatment plan designed to provide you with maximum therapeutic benefit.


1. Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study
  A O'Conner, The New York Times
2. Acupuncture Pain Relief Is Real, Researchers Say
  M. McMillen, WebMD Health News
3. Acupuncture is worth a try for Chronic Pain
D. Pendick, Harvard Medical School
4. Acupuncture in pain management
  J. Milkinson, Oxford Journals. Medicine

Relieve Pain the Safe & Effective Way

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