Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain. Its unique role in reducing suffering in patients experiencing pain is one of the main reasons it has become so popular around the world. The research is plentiful on the effects of acupuncture on specific painful conditions.

Drugs are often prescribed to deal with a patient’s pain as a first line treatment. Yet only 23% of patients with chronic pain found opiates effective, according to a 2006 survey by the American Pain Foundation and a recent review found that opioids at guideline recommended doses were not effective for low back pain.  (www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/pain/)

The most common chronic pain seen in our clinics are:

Low Back Pain

Knee Pain

Arthritis

Sciatica

Migraine

Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

Fibromyalgia

Plantar Fascitis

Acute & Chronic Injuries

Over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Nearly one third of American adults experience chronic pain, and almost one in five surveyed Europeans indicated they have moderate or severe chronic pain.  The three most common sources of chronic pain are low back pain (29%), neck pain (16%), and severe headache or migraine pain (15%).