Why Come To Acupuncture

Acupuncture is Excellent For Pain

Over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain.

  • Nearly one third of American adults experience chronic pain.
  • Almost one in five surveyed Europeans indicated they have moderate or severe chronic pain.
  • The three most common sources of chronic pain are low back pain (29%), neck pain (16%), and severe headache or migraine pain (15%).

Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain. Its unique role in reducing suffering in patients experiencing acute and chronic pain is one of the main reasons it has become so popular around the world. There is much research on the benefits of acupuncture on specific painful conditions, such as back, neck, shoulder, knee, cancer treatment, osteoarthritis, migraines & headaches, Fibromyalgia, plantar faciitis, temporomandibular, sinusitis, digestive pain and more. For acute pain, a systematic review of 13 trials found that acupuncture was more effective than both sham needling and injection with painkillers.

93% of 89,000 patients reported successful treatment for musculoskeletal pain with acupuncture (American Specialty Health 2016)

In a 2-year retroactive survey of over 89,000 patients published in 2016, 93% of patients said that their acupuncturist had been successful in treating their musculoskeletal pain.

Patients who had acupuncture to treat headaches and migraines, compared to controls had :

15%  less medication                    15%  fewer GP visits                   25% fewer days off work sick

References

  • National Center for Health Statistics (2006) Health, United States, 2006Available.
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