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Acupuncture and Pain

Most people experience significant pain at some time in their lives, whether from injury, illness, or an unknown cause. Pain is a warning signal, and alarm that goes off when your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong and out of balance.

Often people suffering from pain try to cover it up, either by ignoring the pain or taking medication.  However, treated in this way, the source of the pain will never completely go away.  It’s like hitting the snooze button on an alarm. Unless the cause of the pain is treated, your body will keep sounding the alarm and reminding you that something is wrong.  Eventually, the pain may get worse or become chronic.

What can you do? No one should have to live with pain. But what treatment is right for you?

Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, and natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain.  Unlike other methods for handling pain, there are no side effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge the benefits of acupuncture in treating and eliminating pain due to a wide range of causes. 

Acupuncture can treat signs and symptoms of pain and discomfort; it can also get to the root of the problem.  When the initial cause of the pain is corrected, your body can begin to heal on deeper levels. 

Source: Acupuncture Media Works (2007). Used by permission.

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