Relieve Acute and Chronic Pain Treatment with Acupuncture

Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and appropriate exercises can often ease the pain. But when they don’t, acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering.

The benefits of acupuncture are clear, and the complications and potential adverse effects of acupuncture are low-to-none compared with medication.

For new pain, an acupuncturist should not always be your first stop. Individuals should have a clear diagnoses of what is causing their pain to rule out serious medical conditions that should be treated right away—and then seek out acupuncture if appropriate.