Acupuncture Works For Many Types of Pain

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Acupuncture works for many types of pain, according to millions of Canadians who signup for acupuncture sessions each year. Acupuncture has become more than a curiosity. It has now become widely accepted as a popular way to cure their sore backs, necks, and even arthritis pain.

The National Institutes of Health says that according to a recent study there is a lot of evidence in recent years that point to acupuncture as being helpful for may types of chronic pain. Doctors in Red Deer AB are very eager to find a drug-free approach for the many people suffering from all kinds of pain everyday in this country including back pain, headaches, neck pain, and arthritis.

The trouble with using pain medication when dealing with pain is that there are so many side affects and addictions associated with taking OxyContin, codeine, cocet, morphine, and Vicodin. These are all powerful drugs and it is easy to get hooked on any one of them. That is why most doctors in Alberta will recommend alternative treatments like acupuncture to relieve pain over drugs every time. The value of acupuncture cannot be overstated.

Acupuncture For Relief of Anxiety and Stress

acupunctureMany people in Western Canada are now trying acupuncture for relief of anxiety, stress, depression, and PTSD according to recent reports. Acupuncture cannot not only help relieve anxiety and stress, it can help improve sleep, digestion, and improve overall well being.

If you live in Red Deer and want to give it a try, acupuncture is now covered by most insurance policies so don’t let money stand in the way of feeling better.

Acupuncture can relieve pain by improving the body’s functions. It can promote the natural self-healing ability of the body by stimulating certain anatomic sites (acupuncture points, or acupoints).

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are now the most common method of stimulating these acupoints through the insertion of tiny fine needles just under the skin. By stimulating various systems in the body, acupuncture will help improve sleep and well being and relieve many types of common pain in the back, hips, legs, and feet.

My First Acupuncture Session

Your local acupuncturist will be able to recommend an acupuncture treatment plan customized to suit your schedule. When you come in for your first acupuncture session, after a brief assessment by a qualified acupuncturist, you will lay down comfortably on an acupuncture treatment table.

Certain acupuncture points are stimulated, depending on which area of the body has the pain. Most patients who come in for an acupuncture session do not feel any pain or discomfort from the insertion of the fine needles.

People have often said that the sensation from the needles is similar to a mild mosquito bite.  The acupuncture needles will be left in for 20 to 30 minutes on average and do not cause the patient any discomfort at all.

Booking More Sessions

When you finish your first acupuncture session you should feel quite relaxed and pain free. However, if you feel pain the in affected area in the coming days or weeks don’t hesitate to book another acupuncture session right away. It usually takes a few sessions for rid the area of pain and you may return to your normal daily routine.

The number of acupuncture treatments may differ from person to person. For more persistent and chronic pain conditions it is suggested that you come back for at least two treatments per week for several months until the chronic pain disappears.  Discuss the number of treatments with you acupuncturist.

If you want to try Chinese herbal therapy then let Dr Arlo know and he will show you what is available in herbal medicine these days for pain.

For more information or to book an acupuncture session today call 403-343-1539 or email

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