Andrea Fitzgerald Lic. Acupuncture, Raheen, Limerick
Pain Relief Acupuncture
Acupuncture is widely known as being effective in the treatment of pain. Acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself. Your body has the ability to heal however sometimes this healing process needs to be triggered. Pain is as sign that something is wrong. By inserting very fine needles the body can be induced to produce the anti-inflammatory chemicals and hormones that it needs to heal.
Acupuncture can help with
Migraine and Headaches
Facial Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bells Palsy)
Improve motor function
Recovery after a stroke.
Recovery after an operation.
Treatment and Recovery
Treatment of pain with acupuncture is a process which is carried out over a number of sessions.
An acute injury that has just occurred will often respond quickly to acupuncture.
Pain that is in the body for a long time is slower to resolve, also the age and fitness of the person will have an effect on the recovery period.
A case history will first be taken to determine where and how the pain occurred and also find out if there are any other issues that can be addressed during the treatment. Often long term pain can lead to emotional and physical exhaustion and this can also be helped.
Usually the first treatments are close together and as the pain reduces then the gaps between treatments become wider until the symptoms are resolved.
Often as the painful symptoms reduce the patient is able to take control of their own recovery and become motivated to return to walking, swimming or other leisure activities that they previously enjoyed.
Member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland