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How Acupuncture Can Relieve Chronic Pain

Many people learn to live with chronic pain and do not go to see a specialist to help them alleviate daily ailments. In some cases, due to ignorance of the pathology or the widespread belief that aging implies living with pain, many do not receive the appropriate treatment capable of reducing pain, slowing down the evolution of the pathology and, therefore, improving their quality of life.

Currently, we are living in a new stage in medicine, since the so-called alternative medicine is added to the traditional one, which combined achieves better results in the inhibition of chronic pain.

One such technique, which is gaining popularity every day, is Acupuncture for chronic pain relief as it has been demonstrated that it is highly effective in treating this health problem.

Acupuncture is effective in 49 diseases and disorders

Acupuncture is a Chinese technique born from the conception of the body as a network of interconnected points through which energy flows. When there is a blockage or stagnation of that energy in the channel, that is when pain occurs.

Acupuncture consists of stimulating anatomical locations on the skin through the insertion of thin metal needles. Its placement in specific areas of the body called acupuncture points, allows better electrical conduction capable of provoking biological responses in the patient.

In this way, stimuli are provoked in the nervous, hormonal and immunological systems that manage to return the body to a state of balance.

Such is its effectiveness that the World Health Organization has qualified this technique as an effective option against pain. In addition, it has been established that it is effective in at least 49 diseases and disorders.

Especially, it has shown great benefits in the treatment of low back pain, postoperative pain, fibromyalgia and neuropathic, joint and musculoskeletal pain. It also acts on hormonal levels and the nervous system.

Although it is a simple and painless technique, it is not completely harmless. Special care must be taken in pregnant patients, in infected areas, patients with blood coagulation problems, and severe neurological or psychiatric disorders. Even so, you must first go to the pain specialist, who will determine the suitability of alternative medicine in the case of each patient.

For its part, UNESCO declared acupuncture in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Benefits of acupuncture

Acupuncture has been proven to have benefits in the treatment of chronic pain, but also in many other aspects, such as improving physical recovery, and digestion, or reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

It has also been seen how it improves the circulation of the body since it regulates the blood flow favoring the contribution of nutrients and oxygen in the organism.

This traditional Chinese medicine method has been used for several years in different hospitals throughout Europe.


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