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Acupuncture Treat Pain Affecting Different Parts of the Body

Eventually, most of us will experience some sort of pain. Pain can take various forms and interferes with normal day-to-day activities. Many people with chronic pain are unable to lead an active lifestyle due to mobility or pain issues. They depend on other people for daily tasks and are more likely to have poor quality of life.

Acupuncture for pain in San Francisco can help with relieving pain impacting different parts of the body, including the lower back, neck, face, head, and shoulders. It does this by stimulating the brain to release endorphins and other chemicals to alleviate stress and pain.

Back pain is more common than you think. Experts estimate that almost 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain affects more than 16 million adults in the country.

Some common causes of back pain are age-related deterioration, injuries, and health conditions. Unlike many pain medications that are addictive and can even have side effects, acupuncture is 100% safe.

Acupuncture can be a go-to therapy for pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to acupuncturists. Some studies have found that acupuncture can be more effective in relieving back pain symptoms than medication.

Many patients with chronic low back pain report functional improvements with acupuncture. Various studies have shown that acupuncture has lasting health benefits when used for pain and a wide variety of other conditions.

Many people use acupuncture to treat different forms of head and neck pain, including pain along the trigeminal nerve. Studies have found that acupuncture can help relieve pain linked to temporomandibular joint dysfunction and many experts believe that acupuncture treatment is most effective when the pain is neuromuscular.

Acupuncture targets the source of the pain including the areas around the ears and jaw. In many cases, acupuncture is used in conjunction with medications, other treatment methods, and jaw appliances.

Shoulder pain can be caused by an injury or a condition such as arthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis, or fibromyalgia. Acupuncture can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, take pressure off of tensed shoulder muscles, and improve range of motion.

‘How many acupuncture treatments do I need?’  This is one of the most common questions we hear from prospective patients. The number of treatment sessions you will need depends on the nature and extent of your condition.

Want to give acupuncture for pain in San Francisco a try? Look no further than Anchor Acupuncture. We are committed to touching the lives of as many people with chronic pain as possible. For inquiries, call (415) 855-3112.

Amanda Moler is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fertility acupuncturist (FABORM), serving San Francisco, CA.  Her educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Antioch College in 2001 and in 2010, her master’s degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2008, she also attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL for education on acupuncture and oriental medicine. Asa Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she has gained recognition for treating complex women fertility cases, providing guidance on painful side-effects of drugs, hormones, and maintaining the overall well-being of women. Follow Anchor Acupuncture and Amanda Moler on Facebook , Instagram, LinkedIn.