Acupuncture for Pain Relief in Rhode Island

Traditional Chinese medicine views pain as the result of blockages in the flow of energy in the body. The goal of acupuncture for pain relief, then, is to remove the blockages and restore the natural flow of blood and energy into the affected area.

Western medical studies have repeatedly shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment for reducing and managing pain; in some cases, more effective than pain medications and without any of the negative side effects. It is thought that this is because acupuncture causes the body to release endorphins, which are natural pain killers. In some cases, acupuncture provides pain control when nothing else works.

When to Use Acupuncture for Pain Management

  • Acupuncture can be used when pain first begins, to reverse mild damage and to avoid the need for more invasive treatment later.
  • Acupuncture can be used before surgery to calm your nerves and strengthen your immune system.
  • Acupuncture is very effective after surgery to reduce post-operative pain. It can reduce your need for pain medications that have bad side effects of their own.
  • Acupuncture can be a valuable during rehabilitation as a supplement to physical therapy, when pain can get in the way of making progress.

Acupuncture Treats Many Kinds of Pain

At the Traditional Eastern Medicine clinic, our Doctors of Acupuncture help patients suffering from:

  • Back pain, including hard-to-treat low back pain
  • Hip pain, including pain from hip replacement surgery
  • Knee pain, including pain from knee replacement surgery
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Menstrual pain and PMS
  • Abdominal pain from digestive problems , such as gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
  • Other types of pain

Schedule an Appointment

Call 401-743-9533 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee or Dr. Fischer at our Providence, RI acupuncture clinic.

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