Salado Chiropractor Says Acupuncture Successful for Pain Relief
SALADO, Texas, Nov. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Allyn Crain, the Salado chiropractor from Crain Chiropractic & Wellness, says acupuncture has been a successful pain relief option for many of her patients. Dr. Crain says positive studies reflect the experience of her patients. She reports that the acupuncturist in her office, Elizabeth Peterson, Lac, has successfully provided pain relief for people struggling with back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, sciatica and many other ailments. She adds that her patients also find the treatment surprisingly comfortable.
The Salado chiropractor says that although some patients are initially hesitant about the needles, the ones who choose to try acupuncture are pleasantly surprised. "The needles are long, but also hair thin. And like any other needle used in a medical setting, it is a FDA-approved, sterile, one-time-usage needle. Because our acupuncturist is so well trained, most patients feel almost nothing when the needles go into the specific pressure points." Dr. Crain adds that patients are reporting that the treatment is particularly effective for back pain, fibromyalgia and migraines.
The practice of needling for healing and pain relief stretches back at least 2000 years in Eastern medicine, although some documents suggest it goes back even further. Dr. Crain says that the practice is still a standard, first-line medical treatment all across Asia today. Its history is much shorter in the West; needling made its debut in America in the 1970s. Dr. Crain reports numerous patients experiencing relief after acupuncture treatment for everything from back pain, menstrual cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome to fibromyalgia, allergies, and gastrointestinal problems.
According to the Salado chiropractor, Traditional Chinese Medicine explains that the needles work by rebalancing "Qi", or the body's energy flow. Qi flows along channels called meridians. When the energy flow is blocked by stress, poor nutrition, injury, etc., illness and pain results. Dr. Crain says that when the needles are inserted into precise points corresponding to these meridians, they can correct imbalances in the flow of energy. Dr. Crain says that the traditional explanations now correspond to scientific studies of the nervous system and biochemical changes, all of which seem to respond by blocking pain receptors when needles contact the body's connective tissues.
Dr. Crain adds, "It's exciting to see the science finally decoding how acupuncture works. We've known for a long time that it does, and our patients are the proof."
Crain Chiropractic & Wellness in Salado provides chiropractic spinal adjustments, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and other wellness services. Their acupuncturist works in-house by appointment. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.crainwellness.com or Facebook page.
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