Pain is something that all of us experience at one time or another. Some people, unfortunately, are constantly in pain. This type of pain is called ‘chronic pain’ because they feel it all the time. Others only feel pain once in a while. This is called ‘acute pain’ because it lasts only a short time.
We can feel pain anywhere in our body, from the top of our head to the tips of our toes.
The perception of pain can also vary in intensity. For some, pain is felt as a mild discomfort lurking in the background, while for others, it is so severe and chronic, it changes their personality.
The way pain feels is hugely variable. Everyone characterizes their pain differently. Over the years of specializing in treating pain, I have heard every description in the book. The most common words I hear are nervey, tight, burning, stabbing, throbbing, cramping, achey, stinging, crawling, exhausted, gnawing, sharp, dull, and vice-like.
The most common treatment for chronic pain is pharmaceutical medication (source). Painkilling meds can and do help relieve pain, but not without side effects. The most common side effects include constipation, heartburn, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and addiction (source).
Thankfully, there are more natural options we can use to help manage and relieve pain, acupuncture being one of them. In fact, many studies have shown that acupuncture can effectively reduce pain (source, source, source, source, source, source, source, source).
I have a unique method of treating pain. I find that most people use acupuncture as a last resort for pain management because they are leery of getting needles poked in their sensitive sore spots. With my method, I can treat pain without inserting a single needle into your painful area. I use what are called ‘distal points’. These are acupuncture points located nowhere near your sore spot, and they work like a hot damn. I have great success treating pain this way. If you want to read more about how my style of acupuncture treats pain, please read this blog.
If you are experiencing pain of any kind, from headaches, menstrual cramps, shoulder, neck, back, knee, or even toe pain, don’t suffer any longer. Make an appointment and come see me.