“It’s been around like forever and my mom swears by it.” explained the teenager to her friend. She was talking about how to use acupuncture to get rid of pain of course. It is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, usually referred to as TCM. Besides being good for pain management issues it is also useful for stress and anxiety and other things as well.
For people who suffer from chronic pain it probably should be one of the first things tried as it may save a lot of suffering and money in the long run. Here is one persons discovery from the arlington.patch.com
Use Acupuncture To Get Rid of Pain
I’ve managed life with chronic pain for years. Over the past month, however, I suffered a flare up so severe that one of my dog training students expressed concern, and she shared her own experience with acupuncture—not only to relieve pain, but also to aid in healing certain musculoskeletal conditions.I had heard about acupuncture here and there, and my own doctor had recommended it on occasion, but I (apparently mistakenly) had the notion that it was only about pain relief, and the cost of acupuncture treatments (being so very much more expensive than pain management drugs) seemed out of reach. However, something my student told me about the way her acupuncturist, Rong Zhang (at Harvard Vanguard in Cambridge), had explained it to her got my attention.
Feeling I had nothing to lose by trying out a session, I got to hear more about acupuncture first hand. Rong Zhang told me a lot about the practice, but to boil it down as succinctly as I can manage, it goes something like this: all of us have within ourselves the capacity to heal our own bodies. The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture works by using super-fine needles inserted at certain points aligned with the central nervous system and related to various internal organs to send a message to the brain’s “self-healing center” in order to get the brain to pay more attention to the body part in need of help, in order to boost and speed up the healing process.
After the procedure, I could hardly believe how well I felt! I had arrived in a great deal of pain, and I left feeling about 70 percent better! Some of my aches had vanished, and others had vastly improved. At that point, I could hardly wait to continue the program: twice a week until reaching a certain level of improvement, then once a week and eventually once a month for maintenance. Why hadn’t anyone ever convincingly explained to me just how miraculous acupuncture could be before this?! Perhaps I just wasn’t ready to listen.
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If you know others in pain you may want to suggest they check it out. And share and like this so more people can benefit.