Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. Everyone experiences pain at one point or another. It’s often an indication that something is wrong. Each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Feelings of pain can range from mild and to severe and constant. Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain.Pain is an unpleasant sensation that is caused by actual or perceived injury to body tissues and produces physical and emotional reactions. Presumably, pain sensation has evolved to protect our bodies from harm by causing us to perform certain actions and avoid others. Pain might be called a protector, a predictor, or simply a hassle. Acupuncture is an excellent tool to keep the body in harmony many people seek its healing capability when afflicted with acute or chronic pain. The concept of acupuncture is rooted in the principles of internal energy flow (qi, pronounced “chee”). When qi becomes stagnant or stuck, discomfort or even disease is believed to occur. Acupuncture is capable of opening this energy, enabling it to once again move along its path, thus reducing or eliminating pain altogether.
The procedure itself is usually painless (some people feel a very slight pinch). During an acupuncture treatment, tiny, sterile, hair-thin needles are placed into intricate points throughout the body to “open” trapped energy. The meridians are not always located at the actual point of pain; treatment may be administered at other, correlating locations in the body. The Holistic Healing practitioner will take an individualized approach, tailoring treatments and medicine to each patient’s specific symptoms, presentations and overall health and life history in order to achieve successful healing.