Is Pain a Necessary Evil?
We've all been there, crying in the bathroom, screaming into a pillow, whimpering to our cats, while suffering extreme, annoying pain. Many of us have experienced extreme, acute pain, often when we break a bone, fall down, or for the strongest of us--- give birth.
And pain is normal!
However, what happens to those of us who suffer chronic, routine, daily aches and pains? Those of us who can't seem to stop the constant annoyance of an arthritic knee, menstrual pain, or low back pain? Many of us think it's a part of our life, something we must get used to. But this isn't true!
Chinese medicine can help you stop your pain!
I'm not kidding, and you shouldn't be laughing. Chinese medicine is amazing at stopping pain, and here's 5 ways that Chinese medicine can help stop pain!
1) Chinese Medicine and Endometriosis
If you are a woman suffering from endometriosis, it may seem like the pain will never go away. Off the charts, cramping, debilitating, awful pain that forces you to use your sick days during "that time of the month". But this doesn't have to be your reality. In fact, with acupuncture and herbs, we can help make your period a more manageable, I dare say, happy time in your life!
Chinese herbal medicine can help re-balance the hormones, acupuncture helps promote blood flow and reduce inflammation, and within a few months you begin to notice that your months start getting brighter and less painful as time passes. After treating countless women with endometriosis, it's become a mission of mine to help women maintain happier and less painful periods! Let's start celebrating your monthly visitor, one pain free month at a time.
2) Chinese Medicine and Migraines
Do you suffer from migraines? Does it seem like nothing touches the pain? You aren't the only one. In the US, 37 million people suffer from migraines, and that's way too many!! Countless people have found relief with acupuncture, with article, after article proclaiming its benefits.
In fact, studies demonstrate that acupuncture is an effective method for relieving migraines. Small clinical studies and large scale meta-analyses confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture!
3) Chinese Medicine and Digestive Pain
Sufferers of IBS, Crohn's, Colitis and other digestive issues can tell you how much pain they suffer on a regular basis. The gas, the bloating, the lack of relief can be too much for some. However, with the use of acupuncture, herbs, and nutritional changes, relief is on the horizon.
IBS is a very common condition, between 10-20 percent of people have IBS symptoms at some time, and 80% of sufferers are women! From flatulence, to bloating, diarrhea or constipation, or all of the above, people have suffered for way too long. Acupuncture has been shown to help with pain management with improvements in abdominal pain or discomfort. And herbal medicine is able to help reestablish gut flora and reduce gas, bloating, pain and more!
4) Chinese Medicine and Low Back Pain
Probably the most studied aspect of Chinese medicine, it works wonders with low back pain! If you've had enough discomfort, soreness, aches and pains, acupuncture is the right tool for you. It's able to help reduce inflammation, promote blood flow, and even alter your perception of pain so that you don't think it's as bad as it seems. That's pretty awesome if you ask me!
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (repeat that 10 times fast), studies show that "For people with chronic low back pain, this analysis shows that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable pain relief."
5) Chinese Medicine and Arthritis Pain
Arthritis is a pervasive and quite annoying disease which causes pain and inflammation in the joints and can be widely spread throughout the body. Anyone who suffers from arthritis knows its pain and discomfort.
But lucky you! The relief of arthritis pain and acupuncture has been studied countless times, with results indicating that the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be effective for pain management. A study from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in one of the largest and longest clinical trials, found that patients who underwent acupuncture treatment reported a 44% average reduction in pain and a 40% improvement in mobility.
This is huge!
If you are sick and tired of suffering in pain, wanting a natural solution without all the scary side-effects, Chinese medicine is a great place to go. Millions of people are experiencing the benefits everyday, so why not join the pain-free masses!
And lucky for you, acupuncture is being covered by more and more insurance companies. If you are interested in booking an appointment with Michelle, or finding out if your insurance covers acupuncture, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment online!