Tens of millions of people suffer pain in one form or another.  For doctors, pain is the number one reason for patient consultation.  The most consulted form of pain is chronic back pain which rivals arthritic pain in being the most consulted form of pain.  Pain also is the number one reason for work absences.  Pain, especially one that lingers, can be an unbearable disabling problem.

People often think that consulting the doctor because of chronic painful conditions as merely finding what causes the pain, then prescribing a pain killer medication or cutting out the nerve causing the pain.  Oftentimes, that is simply not the case.  X-rays, ultrasound and CAT scans may fail to locate the cause of the pain.  Surgery can be unsuccessful as is the case for many patients who have undergone surgery for the wrong diagnosis and often leave the patient in a worse-off condition than before surgery; sometimes leaving the person permanently disabled. Most physicians really do end up prescribing painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs as the answer to the patient’s pain problem.  The problem with this is most drugs, if not all, have side effects that can be very harmful to the body and can make the body worse than before.  It is amazing how these drugs get to be even advertised in TV considering their potential to harm the body in a serious manner.  Some pain sufferers just have cases of pain, which the doctor may not really know the cause of and they might be hearing advice that they just have to live with the pain.

Thankfully, acupuncture Bellmore can allow the patient to opt for a safer and more superior way to treat chronic back pain and other chronic and acute pain conditions. Chinese Medicine has been around more than 2000 years ago and throughout the millennia, has been proven to cure and heal illnesses including chronic back pain and acute pain conditions.  Acupuncture offers a wide range of treatment for pain and illnesses such as arthritis.   No matter how long the patient has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, acupuncture can treat that pain.  Sometimes, acupuncture for pain treatment includes herbal therapy, massaging and other forms of oriental medicine designed to aid acupuncture to rapidly cure the ailment.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release chemicals called endorphins.  These endorphins help take away the pain or act as triggers to release hormones and chemicals in parts of the body to speed up the healing process.  Endorphins and other chemicals such as cortisone and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) hormone are very powerful painkillers and they can relieve pain faster than any pharmaceutical drug.  Acupuncture also improves the energy of the body and enhances the body’s natural healing capability.  Acupuncture not only heals the physical body but also promotes the emotional well-being of the person, as well.