Acupunctuur als natuurlijke pijnstiller

The government wants to intervene to curb the use of addictive painkillers such as oxycodone. A frequently suggested solution to this increasing problem is the application of alternative medicines like acupuncture. Something that we at Acupuncture Practice can, of course, agree with. In this blog, you will learn how and for what types of pain acupuncture helps.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Pain Relief?

A few needles in the body can help against even the most severe pain symptoms? Unfortunately, doctors do not often think of alternative medicines like acupuncture for pain management and easily prescribe (strong) painkillers. Medications that certainly have an effect, but that can be addictive and even harmful in the long term. In addition, painkillers suppress the pain without addressing the cause. This can result in people continuing to move through the pain and the body getting no chance to recover, leading to even more strain.

Acupuncture is based on the body's self-healing ability. By placing fine acupuncture needles at different points in the body, the production of the body's own substances and neurotransmitters is stimulated. Think of endorphins, a substance that acts as a natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory. In this way, pain is combated without any unpleasant side effects.

Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture

At Acupuncture Practice, we are specialists in the Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture among other things. This acupuncture method provides immediate pain relief after applying the right acupuncture needles, which are not inserted into the painful area itself but into a balancing area. This gives the opportunity to directly test the painful area, because there are no needles there. A very effective pain treatment, which, if repeated sufficiently and timely, eventually leads to healing of the painful area.

Acupuncture for Headache and Migraine

Headaches and migraines are annoying complaints for which a clear cause is not always found. Particularly, migraines are difficult to combat with medication because side effects such as nausea and vomiting may be exacerbated by taking painkillers. Acupuncture helps to combat both the headache and the side effects. Acupuncture is also very effective for tension headaches. Because acupuncture looks not only at combating complaints, but also at preventing them, a lot of pain and misery can be saved. For example, potential hormonal disturbances in women or muscle tensions causing the migraine are looked into.

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Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common pain complaints in the Netherlands. Severe variants such as a hernia or lumbago are generally combated with heavy painkillers. A shame in our opinion, because acupuncture works excellently against this type of pain complaint. The symptoms are tackled, but the energy flows are also set in motion. This ensures that the complaints are less likely to recur. Read more about acupuncture for back pain here.

Acupuncture for Neck Pain

Neck pain is often the result of a wrong posture or movement. Many people use painkillers when they have a stiff neck and want to move more freely. This is not always wise because it can actually exacerbate the complaints. The result: continue taking painkillers and having even more trouble getting rid of the complaints. Acupuncture removes muscle tension in the neck, which also slowly eliminates the pain. In addition to chronic neck complaints, whiplash can also be excellently treated with acupuncture.

We are very curious about your experiences with pain relief. Do you have pain complaints and are you curious about what acupuncture can do for you? Make an appointment online at one of our locations in Breukelen, Hoofddorp, Nieuw-Vennep, Rijswijk / Delft, Voorburg or Wassenaar.

Source: Algemeen Dagblad