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Acupuncture for Neck Pain

Acupuncture For Neck Pain

How Acupuncture Helps Neck Pain

Many people experience neck pain or whiplash.  In many cases, people may suffer from persistent neck pain due to their occupation, poor posture or overuse.  Workers who do repeated tasks, remain seated for long periods of time and always utilize their upper extremities are most likely to suffer from neck pain.  

The neck consists of vertebrae that stretch from the skull to the upper torso.  It is also one of the most flexible and fragile parts of the body.  In the course of the day, as you perform various tasks in your workplace, you sometimes do not realize that your neck becomes stressed out.  This will lead to stiffness, restrictions on movement, pain extending to shoulders and arms.

If you have trouble with neck pain of any kind and cause, acupuncture and the ancient traditional Chinese medicine may just give you great relief.  This old technique of acupuncture has become recognized as a valuable remedy for different forms of painful illness.  Acupuncture assures you of a harmless and normal way to cure neck pain and whiplash caused by a sudden jerking or car accident.

Causes of Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is due to various reasons. It can be a tension or inflammation in the muscle, sprain or strain, arthritis or the so-called Bi syndrome, overuse of the neck, and even wear-and-tear.  These are the basis of neck pains that acupuncturists usually encountered and remedied.  

Bad or Wrong Body Position:  Leaning forward, which leads to overuse of muscles for a number of hours may cause sprains, strains, and damage to your ligaments due to too much exertion.  These may occur while driving for hours, an extended period in front of a computer, reading while lying in bed, clumsy position while sleeping, or simply having a long conversation over the phone.

Damages, Shocks and Car Accidents: These are the most common reasons for neck pain and whiplash.  Others may include injuries connected to sports, falls, sudden highway incidents, or car accidents.

Medical and Health Conditions: Health problems like arthritis can be the reason for chronic pain stiffness.  Slipped disc or herniated disc in the neck, and jaw injury is also included as the sources of neck pain.

Pressure or Tension: Anxiousness or muscle tension in your brain can cause stress in your neck.  This will also affect your shoulders and back.

 

Acupuncture

Sufferers of neck pain will be taken care of by adopting the traditional Chinese medicine using fine sterile needles to be inserted into the body at precise spots called acupuncture points location. Acupuncture works by using the energy of your body that causes it to release endorphins which act as essential pain killers. It is disappointing trying to ease the fight-or-flight responses to nonphysical stresses.

By accelerating a number of almost 300 acupuncture points, it is believed to impact a precise body organ.  It can also unclog energy and relieves pain.

The British Medical Journal released a statement that acupuncture can be considered a fine way of curing people with chronic neck pain with the purpose of easing pains related to motion.  It also develops a neck and shoulder mobility and helps prevent further injury.

Neck pain is a persistent condition, and a sole form of curing it may show not enough, so acupuncture is just an advantage.  Acupuncture is said to have the capacity to treat generative disease, which considered as one of the most common causes of neck pain.

With the research conducted by U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2010 states, “Traditional acupuncture can ease the amount of pain and improve the life condition and quality of people with chronic pain.”

By applying a holistic approach to treating the patient, Acupuncture is vital.  In traditional Chinese medicine, Qi, which is pronounced as “Chee,” is the central energy that livens up the body and safeguards it from ailments.  It runs through the passageway called meridians to nurture all of the body’s organs, glands, cells, and muscle tissues.  When there is unevenness or obstruction in the flow of Qi, signs of pain may result.  As to safety and acceptability acupuncture is commendable with no side-effects – not like some of the means used to cure pain.

Your Visit

The health practitioner will perform the standard procedure of treatment by getting first the medical or health record, doing some physical exam to know the reason why and what happened that brought to the blockade of the body’s vital energy. He will find ways for the patient to get rid of the pain and establish facts how the underlying causes emerge.  In the process of treatment, very tiny sterile needles will be inserted at specific points alongside the Meridian passageway to rebuild the balance and flow of Qi.  

The practitioner may suggest aromatic plant, modification in diet, exercises and stretches relative to acupuncture treatment.  These will help you recover your good health and prevent future problems.

Acupuncture causes also to discharge those feel-good endorphins, which control pain.

Visit Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center and feel better just because you feel cared from the moment your approach the office throughout the whole treatment sessions.

“From my experience, personal connections and continuous care are the most important things. Therefore I always take the time to get to know my patients.”
Dr. Paula Harris
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