Can Acupuncture Really Help Injuries?
Acupuncture is a painless treatment that has been used for centuries by many different cultures, specifically stemming from the Chinese culture. In Chinese Medicine, the body is not only made up of joints and skin, but also energy that flows through the body and allows for proper functioning of all body systems. This energy is called Qi and it provides stability to the body and allows the body to heal.
So how does this energy affect your injury or pain, and how can acupuncture help? When your body sustains an injury your Qi, or energy flow, is interrupted, leading to pain, swelling and inflammation of the affected area. In order to restore the normal energy flow, Acupuncture helps to relieve the area of interruption by increasing circulation.
Acupuncture has been shown to effectively help alleviate pain, decrease swelling and speed up the healing time of an injury or pain condition. Many patients opt for Acupuncture as an alternative approach to pain relief and recovery, as opposed to resorting to pain medications and unnecessary surgical procedures.
Dry needling and trigger point release are also effective alternative treatments, often performed in conjunction with acupuncture. Dry needling and trigger point help relieve muscle tension and spasms associated with sports injuries, strains, pulls and other related conditions.
Acupuncture, when used in combination with other non surgical treatments such as Physical Therapy has shown to be effective in treating sports injuries, back pain, knee pain and various other conditions.
If you are interested in trying Acupuncture for your injury or pain, contact Sarrica Physical Therapy at 347-560-6920.