Tuesday, April 27, 2010
some point in their life will experience bodily pain. Whether it’s from gardening, a sports injury
or a serious health condition, your next plan of action can shorten your length
of recovery and significantly reduce your pain.
in the case of back pain, 80 to 85 percent of people will experience back pain
at some point. Have you thought of acupuncture as a solution?
learn to just deal with the pain or cover it up by taking over-the-counter
medications such as ibuprofen, analgesics or opt for prescription pain
killers. Sometimes these medications can
help for acute pain, but over time can have other harmful side effects or
result in addiction.
usually seek acupuncture as a last resort. They have had a MRI, physical
therapy, abundance of drugs, cortisone shots, and even surgery – but are still
living in pain.
step in your plan of action is to realize you don’t have to live in pain.
step of action is to seek help from medical professionals that can treat you.
That means your local acupuncturist and/or chiropractor. These professionals
can perform exams, determine if MRIs are needed and treat the root of the
problem instead of placing a band-aid on it.
From your health
professional, gather recommendations and make small dietary changes to help you
live pain free. Did you know that a high intake of sugar suppresses your immune
system and increases the inflammatory response in your body. More inflammation
means more pain!
the pain your body experiences actually creates stress in your body. And stress
creates pain. What a viscous cycle. Acupuncture can reduce stress, relieve
inflammation, help with sleep – which all of these things help with pain
So in your
plan of action to live pain free, think of acupuncture first.