At the New York Center for Integrative Medicine in New York City, Dr. Robert Kachko works with patients to help them find less invasive and more natural methods of treating common problems. Those who need help to relieve pain associated with chronic pain conditions can find out more about the advantages of certain treatments like acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It is used to treat a variety of conditions and has shown to be effective for pain relief, nausea, and other issues.
While research is ongoing, acupuncture has been shown to increase endorphins produced in the brain that act as the body’s natural pain relievers. It also can be helpful to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension in areas of pain.
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner.
A lot of research suggests acupuncture can be an effective way to treat chronic pain. It has been found that acupuncture was more effective than conventional treatment in reducing pain and improving function in people with chronic low back pain, including chiropractic treatment and the use of pharmaceutical medications.
One potential explanation for why acupuncture may be helpful for chronic pain is that it helps to promote the release of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that play a role in reducing pain sensations. They are also known to produce feelings of pleasure, which may help to improve mood in people who suffer from chronic pain. It can also be combined with other therapies, such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, or injections to manage these conditions over the long term.
If you are interested in more information about acupuncture for chronic pain, request an appointment today. Acupuncture is considered safe when performed by a qualified professional, but there are some risks involved. Make sure to discuss any potential risks and side effects with your practitioner before starting treatment. Call (718) 866-3695 to request an appointment at any three of our office locations in the communities of NYC and Stamford, CT. Dr. Robert Kachko is available to evaluate you to determine if acupuncture would be beneficial to you in managing your chronic pain.
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