Throughout the storied history of acupuncture, it has been used to address allergies, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and a host of different conditions. But above all, acupuncture is perhaps most effective as a treatment for chronic pain.
Here at DEEP Relief Austin, our expert team of Austin acupuncturists use both ancient and modern techniques to address nearly all forms of chronic pain. To schedule an appointment, please contact me today at 512-529-0027.
How Acupuncture Treats Pain
Acupuncture uses small, hair-like needles that are placed in specific target areas of the skin near some of the most important nerves in the body. Once each needle is in place, it triggers the release of several natural chemicals inside of the body – most notably, endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers.
On a day to day basis, many things trigger endorphins. Everything from jogging (known as the runner’s high) to eating tasty spicy foods. Your body releases a small amount of endorphins in order to make sure these experiences cause less pain (for example, less foot pain while running and less tongue pain from spicy foods).
With acupuncture, the small needles stimulate a higher amount of endorphins right near some of the pain causing nerves. This decreases pain throughout the body and creates a feeling of relaxation and happiness that are directly related to these beneficial hormones. For those with chronic pain, this means that the body feels “better,” in a way that makes it easier to manage pain.
Call Today for Pain Management Acupuncture in Austin, TX
For those living with chronic pain that have been unable to find relief, consider acupuncture – one of the most effective ways to trigger natural pain reduction and healing. For more information about pain management acupuncture in Austin, TX, please call today at 512-529-0027.