Treating Joint Pain With Acupuncture
Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain every day. This doesn’t mean it’s normal, or that you just have to suffer through it. Some relief can be found in every drugstore. Advil and Tylenol are but a short term solution for treating the symptom; they don’t address the underlying cause. At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer from joint pain.
What Causes Joint Pain?
Joint pain can be linked to four things:
- A recent injury
- An old injury that never healed properly
- Inappropriate loads of movement in the joint
- Biochemical imbalances or chronic inflammation in the joint
Treat Joint Pain With Acupuncture
Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own healing powers. Acupuncture treats muscle imbalances to increase your joint mobility, relieve tendonitis and joint pain, increase your muscle elasticity and flexibility, and increase the percentage of muscle fibers that are recruited for contraction to increase your strength.
Acupuncture triggers the body to release beta-endorphins (your body’s natural painkillers), which are 200 times stronger than morphine! In addition, it improves blood flow and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms to restore optimal function and alleviate acute and chronic pain, often within seconds.