Acupuncture is a good therapy choice for issues of the musculo-skeletal system because it has no side effects and can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of what is causing the pain or where the pain is located. Some studies have shown the pain relief provided by acupuncture can last for months.
The musculo-skeletal system consists of connective tissues including joints, ligaments, and tendons. Problems with the musculo-skeletal system can result in inflammation and pain and, ultimately, reduce the body’s overall health. Increasingly, people are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve painful musculo-skeletal conditions instead of relying on medications.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain before and after acupuncture treatment for pain shows dramatic decreases in brain activity, up to 70 percent. This decrease in brain activity in certain areas of the brain is thought to be the reason for the reduction of pain caused by the acupuncture treatments.
Some musculo-skeletal issues that have been successfully treated with acupuncture and Oriental medicine include:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
If you or someone you know is struggling with a musculoskeletal disorder or wants to improve their musculoskeletal health, consider acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help.