Acupuncture For Pain Management Frisco TX – Why It Might Be Better Than Surgery Or Medication
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing methods known to mankind, but it’s only gained widespread popularity in the United States during the past few decades. In 2007, a study conducted by the National Health Interview Survey showed that 1.3 million Americans had received acupuncture treatment for pain in the prior year. Respondents mentioned back pain, neck pain, migraines and joint pain as common reasons for seeking acupuncture treatment. It’s understandable that many Americans are turning to acupuncture for pain management Frisco TX. Choosing back surgery to reduce pain has its risks, including bleeding, infection and nerve damage, not to mention the expense and recovery time. Blood pressure medicines and seizure medications are used to treat migraines, but pain still persists in most patients. Joint and neck pain may be treated by a chiropractor with mixed results.
An acupuncture session is less complicated than surgery and there is no preparation time. Patients should wear loose clothing and avoid eating a big meal, smoking or drinking alcohol prior to the appointment. During the procedure, the acupuncturist inserts long thin needles into specific points on the skin surface. These points vary based on the patient’s problem. This stimulates endorphins, the body’s natural pain killer and balances qi (energy). Acupuncture needles are placed anywhere from 1/16 inches to a few inches deep underneath the skin surface, depending on the patient’s age, condition and size. The needles stay in place for 20 minutes to 1 ½ hours. Most patients don’t even feel the needles, and some even fall asleep during the session. Acupuncture needles used by licensed practitioners are sterile, disposable and 25 to 50 times thinner than hypodermic needles.
The National Institute of Health approved the use of acupuncture to relieve pain from menstrual cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, addiction, asthma and other conditions in 1997. Many M.D.’s now use acupuncture as part of their practice or refer patients to acupuncturists for pain management Frisco TX.
Acupuncture is safe when a trained practitioner treats patients, and it relieves pain permanently for many people. Contrast that with steroids and anti-inflammatories that must be used daily to control pain. Acupuncture relieves pain at the source, instead of merely masking it like medication.
Dr. Yin and the staff at Yin’s Acupuncture and Herbs Natural Healthcare use proven holistic methods for pain management Frisco TX. Safe, effective acupuncture treatments stimulate and balance the body’s energies, providing lasting, natural pain relief. Call Yin’s Acupuncture Clinic for pain management Frisco TX. at 972-335-2626. We may be able to reduce or eliminate pain and save you the trouble of taking anti-inflammatory medication.
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Acupuncture & Herbs
9555 Lebanon Rd. Suite 1003
Frisco, Texas 75035
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