Pain is not always why people seek treatment!
But acupuncture is not a magic bullet that on its own will cure all your ills!
With drug withdrawal, for example, it needs support from other agencies, and commitment from you.
Still, pain is often why people look for help.
Western medicine is a miracle and has powerful medicines that reduce pain quickly.
But such drugs almost always have secondary or side-effects which you may not like.
On the other hand, acupuncture has few side-effects and increasing evidence supports its claims to reduce pain significantly.
Indeed, sometimes when you come, you’ll notice improvement soon after we insert needles. That’s because, after several thousand years of experience, acupuncture has become quite sophisticated.
You may be one of the lucky ones for whom one treatment is enough!
But usually, if you’ve suffered pain for a long time, you’ll need a course of treatments.
If so, you may be interested in a discount scheme re have for people in pain. It’s not available for everyone and you cannot book it online – it must be done after discussion with Jonathan. For details, click HERE.
‘Chronic’ means your body is no longer trying or able to get better. It’s decided to live with the problem. So your problem continues, maybe forever.
To manage, you take prescribed medication plus, often, ‘over-the-counter’ drugs from your pharmacist.
Eventually, you may need to increase your drug ‘load’ or change to more powerful medication.
Medications have side-effects, ranging from increased likelihood of diabetes and effects on your heart and circulation to constipation, a hungover feeling, poor sleep, and increased mental ‘wooziness’.
Your liver has to break down the chemicals you take, and the more you take, the less your resilience.
Acupuncture may be able to help. Perhaps by helping your liver, or by improving some of your symptoms, or over time and with support from your doctor, helping you get off medication and resume a better standard of life.
This applies particularly if it can help you reduce your need for pain medication.
Often it can. But you will need more than one treatment.