At WellPath Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Cary, we have many years experience successfully treating pain conditions. Acute pain is typically defined as pain that occurs due to soft tissue damage, such as a sprain or strain, or broken bone, which lasts less than 6 months. Acupuncture can help speed recovery time, reduce swelling, break up scar tissue, and stabilize joints. Renée’s signature topical pain relief cream can be a powerful addition to healing.
The body’s own healing mechanisms are activated through acupuncture. Scientists point to many theories about why this modality may work. One theory, called the Autonomic Nervous System Theory, explains that acupuncture stimulates the release of norepinephrine, acetylcholine and several types of natural opioids. This affects changes in the autonomic nervous system, which results in reduction of pain. Acupuncture is often able to provide relief from pain in a relatively short amount of time.
In addition, we can utilize a variety of other complimentary therapies to address a patient’s condition. Introduction of lifestyle changes and self-care techniques as part of the collective process can play a major role in providing patients with the sustained relief from pain that they seek.