WHAT TO EXPECT
Acupuncture has been seen as the primary modality of treatment for pain management for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Physicians and patients alike are becoming increasingly more aware of the benefits of acupuncture, which has been shown to be effective for pain management of various kinds.
Acupuncture has been seen to affect the transmission of nervous impulses, and it is thought that this effect helps to block pain impulses from reaching the brain.
The thousands of acupuncture points throughout the body present areas where an individual’s qi can be accessed and adjusted. The stimulation of these points brings about a shift in qi flow through the pathways, called meridians that connect these points to the whole of the body's energetic anatomy. When qi moves through the body, the physiology of the body responds in many ways.
Acupuncture treats many different types of pain – As a matter of fact, it has been shown to be more effective than conventional treatment for migraines, back and knee pain in particular.
Each acupuncture session is an hour long. You may choose to participate in the session in a private room or, established patients may also choose a community setting where multiple patients experience acupuncture in the same room at once.
For those with sensitivity to needles or for young children, acupressure is an excellent alternative for pain management, as it also follows the same principles used in acupuncture.
In most cases, acupuncture stimulation with a needle is much more effective and long-lasting than acupressure, however there are many instances where acupressure points are very effective alone that you can even learn to do on your own in order to continue your healing at home.
If you are a new patient or know someone who would like to inquire about how our treatment would benefit your (their) personal battle with pain management, please feel free to call and speak with one of our new patient navigators at the Stram Center at 518-689-2244, or click here to send a message!