Acupuncture’s role in controlling pain is supported by laboratory and clinical research. Acupuncture can play a role in the management of both acute and chronic pain because:
In Dr. Yan’s Comprehensive Acupuncture Pain Management, pain is targeted with the following protocols:
Body acupuncture: this is the most traditional type of acupuncture. Needles are inserted in places selected among 400 acupoints all over the body to stimulate the flow of Qi (energy). Points are selected according to:
In the meanwhile, different needling techniques, namely reinforcing, reducing and electric stimulation will be selected according to the patient’s body constitution and diagnosis of the pain.
Auricular acupuncture: our ear can be viewed as an upside down fetus. There are about 90 points distributed on the auricle which correspond to the whole body surface and internal organs. Stimulating these points by either plant seeds or very fine needles can also achieve excellent pain killing results for a comparatively longer period of time.
Wrist-Ankle acupuncture: there are respectively 6 points around the wrist and the ankle which correspond to six regions of the body. Stimulating these points can relieve very acute pain and bring back mobility quickly. This method is commonly applied in sports injury.
Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage), acupressure and cupping are also the modalities that Dr. Yan may apply according to each individual case in her Comprehensive Acupuncture Pain Management.
What kinds of pain can be treated by acupuncture?
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People respond to Acupuncture differently. If you are a brand new patient to acupuncture, Dr. Yan will start the treatment with a very gentle stimulation. According to your response to the 1st treatment, she will adjust the level of stimulation in the following visits. A minimal 60% relief of pain can be guaranteed after 6 times of treatment Check out South Center chinese acupuncture Calgary for more info.