For the last 25 years Western scientific and medical studies have been carried out which are proving time and time again the efficacy of Acupuncture in the treatment of many types of painful conditions. Such as lower back pain, arthritis, nerve pain, knee problems, muscle strains, migraine headaches, menstrual pain, tennis elbow and a host of other issues.
Western and Chinese Medicines still have different understandings of how Acupuncture rids pain and promotes healing, but there is now a consensus from all around the entire world that it does do this quite effectively...
In Chinese Medicine the Acupuncture needles simply stimulate the energy in the body when they are inserted. This causes extra energetic activity in the area that is in pain. By powering up the area affected, it causes movement to push away any swelling or inflammation which may be blocking circulation and squeezing things like sensitive nerve endings. When the pressure is released the pain goes. The extra energy created by the Acupuncture stimulation then helps to bring fresh oxygen and blood into the area which also encourages it to heal.
The work was carried out over a period of six years and was published in the journal – Archives Of Internal Medicine.
At the end of the research Doctor Vickers concluded that there was “firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain".
The overall findings from the study concluded that Acupuncture outperformed standard care when used by people for problems such as back, neck, shoulder pain and conditions such as migraines and osteoarthritis.
There are also many other methods used in Chinese Medicine for the relief of pain. Such as Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping Therapy, Moxibustion and Tuina Medical Massage.
All of these therapies are available at the Leixlip Chinese Medicine Clinic...