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Does acupuncture relieve pain?
In a Chinese hospital, doctors first find out where pain is located. If you've been in an accident, or there are nerve-related issues, we do a physical examination to discover the nature of the problem. For example, your pain may be due to a problem in the spine, messages from the brain, one of your internal organs, or because you've bruised a muscle, tendon, or ligament, if an obvious cause can't be found even with X-rays, CAT scans, MRI and lab tests, I presume the cause is neurogenic from the brain, nervous system, or even the psyche. Pain can be a manifestation of emotion. There's nothing wrong or less valid about that kind of pain. Actually, Chinese medicine is well suited to treating people with pain of a psychological organ may find their western physician less sympathetic, because they always have to look out for drug addiction. Acupuncture, conversely, can treat addiction.
For some people, pain goes away immediately, and they are otherwise healthy. In that case, their partnership with the acupuncturist may come to an end. But others live with chronic pain and need continual treatment to experience a better quality of life. We are more likely to shift the body's neurological patterns in that way. If that doesn't work, the acupuncturist may help you purchase a micro current or tens unit. There are electrical stimulators pads/hooks that you can use when you're not seeing your acupuncturist to keep the pain at minimal level, the pads/hooks are applied to specific points according to the theories of Chinese Medicine.
For those whose pain is caused or greatly influenced by emotional and mental factors, Chinese medicine can recommend dietary changes and new emotional habits. Qi Gong, Tai Chi and meditation can have a normalizing effect on the nervous and immune systems as well.