Pain Management

Pain Management

Exterior office sign of Carolina Family Acupuncture.

Acupuncture for Pain Management

Does chronic pain stop you or slow you down from doing the things that you love? Does it take longer to do household chores? Longer to take care of your family or your pets? Have you tried everything and nothing has worked?

The human body has an incredible self-healing system. Acupuncture and other natural healing techniques help activate the body’s ability to heal itself from the inside out.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or experience chronic pain, acupuncture can help relieve your pain by bringing your body’s systems back into homeostasis (balance).

Acupuncture needles being applied to the back of female client.
Senior woman sitting on couch holding aching neck.

Carolina Family Acupuncture can help you find relief from various chronic pain conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Neuropathy

Get to the Root Cause

Prescription drugs and over-the-counter painkillers are often the immediate choice for many people who experience pain or headaches. These drugs may bring immediate relief, but the relief doesn’t last because the root cause of the pain has not been addressed.

Chronic pain, headaches, and migraines can stem from hormones, improper diet, stress, overworking, relational and emotional stress, or physical trauma. Understanding the root cause of your pain is essential to bringing true healing.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Pain Relief?

Acupuncture is best known for pain management, both chronic and acute pain. But how does it work?

The human body has incredible self-healing powers–acupuncture helps activate them. Acupuncture increases the size of blood vessels (vasodilation), which brings new blood to the affected area and heals the tissue. Acupuncture also helps increase beta endorphins, the natural pain relief that your body produces.

Modern Medical Research

“Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Update of an Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis”
A.J. Vickers, E.A. Vertosick, G. Lewith, H. MacPherson, N.E. Foster, K.J. Sherman, D. Irnich, C. M. Witt, K. Linde; Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration

“Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain”
American Academy of Family Physicians

“Systematic Review: Acupuncture in Chronic Pain, Low Back Pain and Migraine”
Maria Dalamagka, Journal of Pain & Relief

“Acupuncture for chronic pain and depression in primary care: a programme of research”
MacPherson, A. Vickers, M. Bland, D. Torgerson, M. Corbett, E. Spackman, P. Saramago, B. Woods, H. Weatherly, M. Sculpher, A. Manca, S. Richmond, A. Hopton, J. Eldred, I. Watt

Dr. Garrison applying acupuncture to the neck area of a female client.

Experience how acupuncture can activate your body’s natural painkillers.