Acupuncture is best known for its ability to treat pain and is way up there on the list of “non-pharmacological interventions.” Pain reduction or elimination means fewer or no pain killers, even NSAIDs, are needed.
Acupuncture reduces local inflammation, gets the body to release its natural opioids, and gets the brain to not lock in a memory of pain. There are more ways acupuncture helps speeds recovery, which you’ll find in the blog posts.
How fast you’ll recover depends on a few factors: severity, duration, age, nutritional status and lifestyle habits, all of which influence your body’s innate ability to heal.
It’s human nature to want to jump back in the moment you feel better, but we recognize and recommend taking the steady, progressive route to recovery. Adding acupuncture into your schedule will shorten the healing time and so you are back doing all the things that make your life enjoyable again.