Acupuncture: A Natural Form of Pain Relief

Three ways that Acupuncture has changed my life for the better.

In addition to my Chiropractor in Eagle River helping me with my chronic pain from CRPS, he also thought I might benefit from acupuncture. Referring me out to a local acupuncturist, I was a bit skeptical and nervous at the idea of tiny needles all over my body providing me pain relief instead of causing it. Regardless, I was desperate for longer lasting pain relief so I gave it a try.

While acupuncture might not be for everyone, I would certainly recommend looking into it to see if it might help with any ailment a person might have.  Acupuncture is based on the model of treating the entire body, not just single symptoms. My acupuncturist was very thorough from the beginning, getting a full medical history before beginning treatment. It did not take long for me to see and feel the benefits of acupuncture.  Here are the three main ways that it helped me:

Sleep: The first thing I noticed after my first acupuncture session is that I was exhausted. That first night after treatment I almost immediately went to sleep, feeling totally relaxed and momentarily pain free and sleeping better than I had in months.

Mood: After I began sleeping more regularly, and getting more acupuncture treatments I noticed as I began to feel better mentally, enjoying social events again and making new friends at school. Keeping a positive mood with chronic pain is never easy, so having some natural help is really nice.

Pain Relief: Most importantly, acupuncture is a great way to gain pain relief, either from my CRPS, menstrual cramps or headaches acupuncture always left me feeling refreshed or in less pain. After many months of regular treatment, I was almost completely pain free!

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by Chugach Chiropractic & Massage Center