Whether from injury, illness or an unknow cause, most people experience significant pain at some time in their lives. Pain is the body’s voice – an alarm or warning signal that something is wrong or out of balance. Until the cause of the pain is addressed the body will keep sounding the alarm as a reminder that something is wrong. When ignored or covered up by taking medication it is like hitting the snooze button on an alarm clock. Unaddressed, the pain may eventually get worse or even become chronic.
In the World Health Organization’s (WHO) landmark study “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials” made the following statement with regards to acupuncture and the treatment of pain:
“The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has been established in controlled studies. As
mentioned previously, acupuncture analgesia works better than a placebo for most kinds of
pain, and its effective rate in the treatment of chronic is comparable with that of morphine. In
addition, numerous laboratory studies have provided further evidence of the efficacy of
acupuncture’s analgesic action as well as an explanation of the mechanism involved (see how
does..) In fact, the excellent analgesic effects of acupuncture have stimulated research on pain.
Because of the side-effects of long-term drug therapy for pain and the risks of dependence,
acupuncture analgesic can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically
Pain is the most common condition treated at Eastern Shore Acupuncture. Acupuncture is
successful in treating many types of pain including neck, jaw/TMJ, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand,
finger/thumb, carpal tunnel, low back, sciatica, hip, knee, ankle, foot/plantar fasciatis, toe pain,
pain that is due to arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, musculoskeletal, neurological, autoimmune
diseases, fibromyalgia or many other conditions. The success of our treatment can be
measured by the fact that many of our pain patients have been referred to us by physical
therapists and doctors as well as former patients successfully treated. If you have further
questions or would like to discuss your pain condition with our acupuncturist, please feel free to call or email for an initial consultation.