Five Element Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Five Element acupuncture treatment aims to restore the natural flow of the body and its healing systems, which is to address the root cause of chronic pain. The focus of treatment is long-term healing, not simply short-term relief.

There are often root causes way beyond the physical when it comes to chronic pain. An injury or accident can lead to emotional trauma, creating a loop of “fight or flight” within the body. This long-term stress may be the source of chronic pain long after the injury has healed itself, flooding the body with stress chemicals, disabling a person to recover and return to a calmer physiological state. The body system and immune function suffer by hijacking resources to fuel the acute stress response. This can be especially true of childhood traumatic events which can have an adverse impact on nearly every long-term health outcome.

According to the National Library of Medicine, acupuncture is associated with improved pain outcomes compared with sham-acupuncture and no-acupuncture control, with response rates of approximately 30% for no acupuncture, 42.5% for sham acupuncture, and 50% for acupuncture. (1)

Chronic pain can be an absolutely debilitating ailment that severely hinders quality of life. While most chronic pain is treated with prescription or over the counter medications or remedies, these options do not provide long last relief or treat the underlying causes of chronic pain. Recent studies have found that acupuncture when used to treat chronic pain not only provides immediate pain relief but the effects of acupuncture treatment persist over time as well. (2)

Five Element acupuncture treatment can be used to treat multiple causes of chronic pain and underlying causes. According to multiple clinical trials of acupuncture for treating neck, lumbar, migraine, knee osteoarthritis and other conditions confirm acupuncture’s clinical efficacy in treating chronic pain. (3) Acupuncture also has an excellent safety record and is a cost-effective solution when compared to other chronic pain treatment options.

If you have any questions about how Five Element Acupuncture can help you with chronic pain, please reach out to Beverly.

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2. Vickers, Andrew J et al. “Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Update of an Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis.” The journal of pain vol. 19,5 (2018): 455-474. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.11.005
3. Peter T. Dorsher, Acupuncture for chronic pain, Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, Vol. 15, Issue 2 (2011): 55-63(