Acupuncture for neck pain
Neck pains can be so severe sometimes that it will not let you concentrate on the work that you are doing. If you are not able to concentrate on the work that you are doing, then it will surely affect your chances of getting a promotion. You will surely not want that situation due to the severe neck pain, which may lead you to search for the treatment method. There are so many reasons due to which you can get neck pain that is not bearable for you. Such as you can get neck pain if you are not sitting in an appropriate position for a longer time. You must have to sit straight to prevent the neck pain. Most people suffering from neck pain are waiting for one or two days to let neck pain automatically heal up, but it will get more painful.
Most people seek medical attention due to chronic neck pain or ache. One of the treatment methods that are effective in curing the neck pain is the acupuncture treatment method. The acupuncture method is the origin of China. Traditional Chinese Medicine has shown us that the acupuncture treatment method was in practice even 2500 years ago. So our ancestors were also using acupuncture to treat various pains or conditions. They were using sharp bones to use the acupuncture method. While the acupuncture needles that are sterile, disposable, thin, and bright are available in the market currently, it is believed that the acupuncture method helps to restore the balance of the energy or Qi or Chi flowing through the body. It helps to unblock the vital energy, directs its positively, and thereby heals the unbearable pain that the user is suffering from.
Efficacy of using acupuncture for neck pain
The effectiveness of using the acupuncture method for treating neck pain is useful, as many researchers say. The acupuncture method includes the use of the needles that are being inserted into the skin at various points at various depths. The points where the needles are being added are acupuncture points, and there are more than 2000 acupuncture points in the body. These acupuncture points are stimulated by 14 meridian points through which the energy flows throughout the body. When the needles are pierced through the skin, it will boost the cells and nerves of that part of the body. Due to the pressure on several points, there will be an increase in the blood circulation, which will help in healing the pain. All the parts of the body will get oxygenated through the increased blood flow in the bloodstream. It will help in promoting the immunity system and pain-relieving.
Due to the acupuncture method, the natural feel-good hormones or endorphins are released in the body. This will ease up the pain and will help to provide relaxation to your mind. As your mind gets relaxed and calm, it’s focus will divert from the pain, and thereby, it promotes sleep. Not only the acupuncture method will help in relieving neck pain, but it also helps in reducing stress, frustration, anger, depression, anxiety, etc. It will help in releasing muscle stress in the neck, and so the stiff neck muscles will loosen up. The acupuncture sessions can take about 15-30 minutes, but it depends entirely on the acupuncturist. After the acupuncture session, you will surely feel more relaxed and have a refreshing feeling that will make you happy. The acupuncture method will also help in enhancing your mood and health of your skin. So the acupuncture method is useful for neck pain.
Is acupuncture safe for neck pain?
The short and simple answer is yes if and only if you are going to a licensed and experienced acupuncturist. You must only treat your neck pain by going to the acupuncturist that has enough experience. So that you will not have any risk of having side effects or adverse effects. Because if you are going to an acupuncturist who does not have any experience, then you might have to suffer from severe serious consequences. You may have to suffer from internal organ damage and injury to the central nervous system. Also, you must make sure that the acupuncturist is using sterile and disposable acupuncture needles for the acupuncture treatment to prevent any infections. The acupuncture needles must only be used once for the procedure. There are some conditions in which you must not take the risk of using the acupuncture method. They are:
- A person suffering from bleeding disorders
- During pregnancy
- People using blood thinners
Although there are no significant risks of using the acupuncture method, people who are using the acupuncture method for the first time may have to suffer from these conditions.
- Swelling or bruises around the treatment area
- A little bit of bleeding where needles are inserted
- Redness or soreness of the skin
- Skin infections if the needles are used again
All these conditions or side effects are temporary and will fade away within several hours. If you have any side effects, then you must immediately contact your acupuncturist or family doctor. Also, you must have to consult with your family doctor before starting the acupuncture treatment method. The acupuncture treatment method is safe and effective in relieving various chronic pains or aches.