For many who suffer from neurological conditions as a result of trauma or serious illness, relief is found in an ancient form of medicine that is both an art and a science.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy used to successfully treat a variety of health issues – from allergies to fibromyalgia. Acupuncture involves the use of needles that are used to prick the tissue on various parts of the body to help reduce pain and inflammation and treat medical issues.
Acupuncture helps stimulate the body’s natural healing system; in modern medicine, this practice is often used as a complementary treatment method with more “traditional” like medication, physical therapy, and chiropractic medicine. One area where acupuncture is finding great success is with those who have neurological conditions. Here are some ways acupuncture can help.
Stimulating the Nervous System to Overcome Pain
A neurological condition affects the brain, spinal cord and the nerves connecting the two. In many cases acupuncture can ease the symptoms associated with neurological conditions by actually increasing the body’s response to pain, thereby improving blood circulation as the tiny needles are inserted into the skin, accessing pressure points. This is believed to stimulate the nervous system.
Acupuncture assists in the relief of chronic pain and the stimulation of the blood’s flow could restore nerve damage. With acupuncture, the needles that are inserted into the skin are then electrically stimulated or manipulated by hand. Pain relief is the primary goal and the act of acupuncture releases endorphins, which in turn alter the body’s response to pain.
Millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain seek relief from acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture, though becoming more widely accepted in the West, is still under scrutiny by some medical professionals. Other medical professionals refer their patients for acupuncture treatment as part of a holistic pain management plan.
Surgery should be a patient’s last resort, once other treatments are ruled out. Front Range Spine And Neurosurgery provides non-surgical options to patients wishing to avoid neck or back surgery that could affect the spinal cord. Acupuncture is one such option. Front Range Spine and Neurosurgery has an impeccable reputation for treating patients with acupuncture and other non-surgical methods that are effective against painful symptoms.
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