In research, acupuncture is known to relieve a whole list of painful conditions like knee pain, low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, pain associated with any kind of dental work, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, tennis elbow, and dysmenorrhea, which is also known as painful periods.
Acupuncture works to relieve pain by signaling the body to create an inflammatory response. An inflammatory response is the first call to action when the body senses there is something that needs attention. It sends hormones and oxygenated blood to different areas of the body, but it also does something else pretty cool. It can stimulate your body’s hormones that are responsible for decreasing pain and induce the body to release its own natural painkillers.
I do see a lot of patients with these ailments, and I would say about 90% of the time that they see relief of their symptoms. But in my opinion, it really depends on every individual patient.
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