Acupuncture for Joint Pain
What’s worse than back pain? Joint pain is definitely up there with the worst pains you can experience. Our motion depends on our joints, so suffering from joint pain really limits what we can do physically. But the good news is, just like most other chronic pains, joint pain can be successfully addressed with acupuncture.
Acupuncture works for joint pain resulting from these and other health conditions:
- Joint pain from arthritis
- Joint pain from fibromyalgia
- Joint pain from Lyme disease
- Joint pain from sprains, strains and other injuries
These are just some of the causes of joint pain that may affect certain joints. In our Baltimore acupuncture center we treat patients with all sorts of joint pain from knee pain to shoulder pain and wrist pain.
How Does Acupuncture Help With Joint Pain?
During an acupuncture treatment session, thin needles are inserted along acupuncture points, which are not the same as your pain points. These needles are meant to resolve stuck energy that leads to pain and inflammation. Some people feel a tiny prick when needles are inserted, while other don’t have any sensation and may even get relaxed and fall asleep.
Needles are left in for a certain period of time, depending on the location and intensity of your joint pain. Most people feel immediate decrease in their pain and discomfort during the very first session. Several sessions are usually necessary to eliminate pain.
One of the benefits of acupuncture for joint pain is that it can help you significantly reduce or even entirely drop pain medications you are taking. No more fogginess, heartburn, stomach aches and other unpleasant side effects caused by reliance on painkillers.
Interested in learning more about acupuncture or using it to help with your joint pain? Fill out the form below to request a free consultation with Cara-Michele, licensed acupuncturist in Baltimore, Maryland.