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Acupuncture Aids in Pain Relief


Submitted by Peak Medical

Every individual deals with different types of pain throughout their life. Many of these pains are minor and easily handled. Other types of pain are more difficult to treat with home remedies and require a more hands on approach. Often individuals are constantly searching for options that can help, but do not require surgery or a lifetime of pain medication. A non-surgical, drug-free treatment that people have used for years to effectively treat pain is acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that reduces acute and chronic pain. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and is widely practiced today in the United States. The treatment involves the placement of needles that stimulate points of the body that release natural painkillers called endorphins. These sites connect with pathways or ‘meridians’ that distribute energy and clear obstructions that may result in illness. Think of your body as a freeway full of viaducts and streets. If a pathway is blocked, it should be corrected or consequently there is no thoroughfare.

Once the meridians have been regulated, the body begins to naturally repair internal functions. Harmony is quickly restored to the blood flow and nutrients that balance the body and its energy sources. Acupuncture is proven safe and treats various types of pain, including: back and neck pain, headaches/migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, dental pain, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, and more. Acupuncture treats the whole individual, rather than just symptoms of an ailment or disease.

According to the National Institute of Health more than 10 million adults in the United States have used acupuncture at some time in their lives. When acupuncture is done correctly, it can be a deeply relaxing experience as it encourages the release of natural chemicals in your body which not only stop pain, but also help you to relax.

Peak Medical has extensive experience in helping patients with a variety of chronic and severe pain conditions, including osteoarthritis, sciatica, stenosis, herniated discs, neck pain, neuropathy, joint pain, sports injuries, and many more. Many individuals suffering from pain have tried several different treatment options with little to no results. After seeing our doctors at Peak Medical, they begin to feel immediate relief and quickly recognize that having the right technology in the right hands makes all the difference.

If you would like to know more about our options for relieving pain and our non-surgical solutions for chronic pain, please contact our office. Please visit us at or call 908-897-0474 to find out more about our services and expertise.