Acupuncture can relief acute and chronic pain.
Acute pain is best taken care of as swiftly as possible to prevent the pain from becoming chronic.
Often the origin of acute pain is concrete en clear, an injury or infection that heals well after efficient treatment and rest.
Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months. Often this kind of pain is experienced as physically and mentally exhausting.
Not only the physical functioning is deteriorating, emotionally daily life becomes a challenge as the patient lives with pain every single day. Resilience wears down, and unrest settles in. Often problems in sleeping occur simultaneously and the chronic pain diminishes the overall quality of life.
​Acupuncture can:
·       Reduce pain and heal it to full extent after a series of treatments
·       Increase resilience
·       Increase energy level
·       Restore mental balance
​Which indications are treated with Acupuncture?
·       Pain: acute and chronic
·       Fatigue
·       Chronic pathology: migraine, CFS, fibromyalgia, IBS
·       Stress
·       Gynaecology: irregular menses, infertility, supporting IVF and pregnancy, recuperation after birth, postnatal depression
·       Insomnia
·       Anxiety and panic attacks
·       Reconditioning after burn-out, depression
·       Joint pain, muscle injuries, cramps, dislocations, sprains, post-operative recovery, arthritis, overall stiffness, difficulty in walking, clenching jaw
·       Tight feeling on the chest, dyspnoea, difficulties in breathing, hyperventilation, asthma
·       Digestion: acid reflux, bloated feeling in stomach and intestines, IBS, too much or too little appetite, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, pain in intestines
·       Headache, poor concentration, amnesia
·       Neurology: hernia, trigeminus neuralgy, post-herpetic pain, recovery from TIA or stroke, whiplash syndrome, concussion, migraine
·       Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, tinnitus, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, chronic cold
·       Dermatology: dry skin, eczema, psoriasis
As mentioned above, I find it very important as acupuncturist and nurse that Western and Chinese medicine, of which acupuncture is a large part, go hand in hand.
By integrating both, we achieve the best results, which can only benefit the patient.
Therefor it is advised to remain in contact with your physician.