The active lifestyle most of us lead cause us to have aches and pains on occasion. We might have done too much yard work over the weekend, played a little too much tennis or even fell as we tried to walk down the stairs. Others have pain from orthopedic conditions such as herniated discs, carpal tunnel or bursitis. No matter what caused the pain, everyone wants relief from it as quickly as possible. Of course, traditional medicine usually gives us some relief, but many people rather try alternative medicine therapies, such as Acupuncture Hawaii first, or in conjunction with traditional medicine. Studies have shown that using alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, along with physical therapy or massage gives the patient pain relief faster than with traditional medicine alone.
Acupuncture is thought to help with the healing of orthopedic injuries or pain by stimulating and restoring the flow between the nerves, muscles and connective tissue that hold everything together. It increases the blood flow in the specific targeted area, which helps promote healing.
Acupuncture Hawaii is usually painless and has very few side effects. The needles that are used in the procedure are extremely fine, almost like the thickness of a hair. They are placed in strategic acupuncture points on the body that correspond to where you pain is located. The acupuncture point may be far from the area you are feeling pain, but because our nerves are so intertwined and connected, the energy will flow to the proper area. Most of the time, between 5 and 15 needles are inserted and left in the body for approximately 15 minutes. The acupuncturist then removes the needles, though you usually don’t even feel it. Some feel relaxed after the session and others energized. It’s usually not the same experience for anyone.
Though the thought of inserting needles in your body may not be a pleasant one for most, the advantages of this alternative method of treatment are clear.
There have been many people helped by acupuncture. It’s painless, risk free and has virtually no side effect. It’s worth a try to see if it can help relieve your pain.