Do you suffer from chronic neck pain? Acupuncture could be your solution.
Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The theory behind acupuncture is that your body has two forces - yin and yang - that must be in balance to achieve optimal health. When they aren’t in balance, it’s because there is a blockage in the flow of your qi: the energy thought to regulate your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health. It’s believed that this imbalance is what causes disease, and acupuncture is how the blockages are removed.
According to Chinese medicine, each meridian is related to a specific organ, and placing thin needles at certain points along these meridians can affect certain changes in the body to restore homeostasis.
Placement along the meridians is believed to cause reactions like sending more blood or lymphatic fluid to specific organs or allowing muscles to release to reduce tension on joints and bones. The needles may also stimulate nerves and tweak nervous system regulation to result in a relaxation response, which relieves pain.
A 2021 Study found evidence that acupuncture can relieve neck pain. The analysis included six randomized controlled trials, all of which reported a reduction in neck pain compared to a placebo and no treatment.
If you or someone you know is suffering from neck pain, call us today or request an appointment online.